Dressed in Roman tunics and
carrying swords and shields, pupils in Year 3 at Cheltenham Prep enjoyed a
fun-filled day where ancient history came to life.
Having studied The Romans as part of the
curriculum this term, children at The Prep were invited to dress and behave
like Romans for the day.
Pupils discovered how children in
Ancient Rome wore white tunics made of linen or wool with a crimson edge that
reached down to their knees. The boys in particular were keen to discover that
when a Roman boy became a man at 16 years of age he was entitled to wear a
plain white tunic or toga like all the other impressive Ancient Roman
As for the girls, in Ancient Rome they
would have worn a simple tunic belted at the waist, with an over tunic that
reached down to the ground being worn when they appeared in public.
Dressed to impress, children took part in a
number of activities throughout the day including learning Latin, making and
decorating shields, making Roman games and art, as well as cooking and preparing
food for a classic Roman Feast at the end of an enthralling day.
Debbie Isaachsen, Head of Lower
School commented: "Through kinaesthetic activities the curriculum can be made engaging and accessible to all abilities. These days are fantastic; they really bring the topic to life."