Hail Caesar!

Form 4 swapped their school books for a pair of roman sandals this term, when their history field trip took them to Fishbourne Roman Palace. One of the largest Roman residences north of the Alps, Fishbourne has a larger footprint than Buckingham Palace and is now a modern museum incorporating most of the visible remains including one wing of the palace and the gardens. The children thoroughly enjoyed their specially designed education workshops which included making their own Roman mosaic, building an arch out of roof tiles, spinning wool and writing their own Roman numerals. There was even time left at the end of the workshop to sample the fashion of the day; apparently it was comfortable but as one young gentleman commented, “would be a nightmare to play bulldog in!”

March 2016