Year 4 Roman Trip - Boudicca Revolt!
On Monday 21st November we went to the Time and Tide museum for a Roman themed day called ‘Boudicca’s Revolt!’. We arrived at school as normal, then at half past nine a coach arrived to take Year 4 to the museum. We were welcomed by a lady who took us to an upstairs room. Here we waited…suddenly an Iceni warrior bust into the room and wanted us to hide her bronze torque from the Romans. The Romans wanted the torques for tax! Then a Roman Centurion and a wealthy Roman lady called Lady Livia came in and they had an argument with the Iceni warrior. It was very realistic! We then took part in four different activities.
One activity was meeting a very scary and extremely strict Centurion where we had to fight like a Roman soldier. This was great fun especially when we got in the testudo and the adults had to throw water sponges at us!!!
Another activity was meeting Lady Livia and handling Roman artifacts and guessing what they were. We handled a Roman oil lamp, bone hair pins, make up stones and even a poo stick!!!! We found out this is where the saying comes from ‘you got the wrong end of the stick!’
Then we met a Druid who told us lots of stories about Roman times. We sat on rugs on the stone floor in a darken room which gave us a sense of a Celtic Roundhouse. We did have to sit for a long time, but it was very interesting, especially when there was a lots of gruesome battles!!!
Our final workshop with an Iceni Warrior where we made torques from sheets of metal and painted patterns on our faces ‘war paint’ to scare the Romans and make us look like proper Iceni warriors!
We also attempted blowing a war horn which was extremely difficult. We had a go at throwing axes at a dummy Roman trying to aim for their head or chest!! Watch out everyone we did have some really good aims!
We had a fantastic day and learnt so much more about Roman life.
Written by all in Year 4.