Romans conquer school as history comes to life

Roman day for children at Triangle CE Primary school with a visit from Optio Gaius Longinus the Roman soldier

Roman day for children at Triangle CE Primary school with a visit from Optio Gaius Longinus the Roman soldier

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The Romans conquered Triangle Primary School yesterday as history was brought to life for pupils .

Children were paid a visit by soldiers from Chester who lead them on a marching session and taught them defensive battle moves to enact with foam swords and shields.

The youngsters also learned all about life in the ancient civilisation, from Roman villas, clothes and diet, to slavery and gladiators.

The year three and four pupils made papier-mâché helmets over half-term which they donned for the day to look the part.

The visit was part of the school’s creative curriculum.

Teacher Gemma Steele, who organised it, said: “It was such a wonderful day - even the parents have commented that their kids couldn’t sleep the night before.

“It just makes it come alive for them. They have really enjoyed it.”

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