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Roman School Visits

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Workshop Category: Ancient World, Creative writing, Gifted and Talented, History, Romans, SEN, Talking and Communicating, Team Building, Thinking Skills, World Book Day, and World CultureWorkshop Tags: history, Roman History Britain, Romans, and school history workshop

Roman School Visits Incredible Roman Tours

With our Roman school visits, Roman Tours can bring life to the story of the Roman invasion of Britain and the legacy of an empire nearly 2000 years ago. Making Roman history fun, factual, interactive, engaging and relevant. Roman Tours provide a unique and dynamic educational experience of the Roman invasion and the settlement of Britain.

Our roman school visits are breathing life into the past and making it accessible to school-age children through an interactive, multi-sensory approach to learning. Notably, the vast majority of information that Roman Tours passes on comes directly from the work of archaeologists, who are constantly updating and enriching our ideas and conceptions of the past. Roman Tours have worked in close conjunction with archaeological professionals over the past twenty years in their home city of Chester and beyond.

Making Roman history fun, factual, interactive, engaging and relevant.
Providing a unique and dynamic educational experience of the Roman invasion and the settlement of Britain. Using costumes and equipment, reconstructed from artefacts found through archaeological investigation.

Interactive, Engaging and Thought-Provoking Experience:

First of all, we use costumes and equipment, reconstructed from artefacts found through archaeological investigation. Dressed as the 1st Century Roman Soldier (other character roles available), we engage pupils through curriculum-relevant role play and character acting. Also, we get the learners to question and think. In addition, we offer activities that providing a unique and dynamic educational experience around the period of the Roman invasion and settlement of Britain. Our costumes and equipment, are exact copies of real artefacts and equipment found through archaeology investigation, to ensure our representation is as accurate as possible. We can specially tailor sessions for all schools and also cater for disabilities and special needs.

Firstly, to compensate for the lack of historical remains, we bring along various replica artifacts such as a full marching pack, which includes the soldier’s rations, underwear, fire lighting kit, money, spare clothes, strigil, cooking pots, tools, wine and water, spices etc etc. Furthermore, we have a second set of armour for students to try, and even ladies’ make-up and sponge for his… well, you’ll find out!

The Roman School Visits For Everyone:

Using a dynamic combination of character acting, demonstrations, Q&A and role play we make the experience exciting and interactive to educate and interest any age group. We provide a curriculum-relevant experience for any level from key stage 2 all the way to AS and teacher training colleges. We are able to tailor sessions to suit your presentation of the topic.

Our visits are always interactive

Dressing pupil in armour. Marching and formation practice including the tortoise (testudo), We provide the shields you provide the missiles. Full marching pack (impedimenta), which includes the soldier’s rations, underwear, fire lighting kit, money, spare clothes, strigil, cooking pots, tools. Various artefacts including domestic pottery, jewellery, oil lamps, magnifiers, glassware and grinding stones. Medical Tools.

Topics covered In Our Roman School Visits Workshops:

Life of the soldier
Impact on British culture
Romano British society
Military training and drill
Towns, roads, trade and sanitation
Life in the arena

Peace of Mind For You:

All our Team hold Enhanced CRBs
Everything is risk assessed
We carry £5,000,000 Public Liability
We follow all DfES guidelines for working in schools
All presentations keyed to the National Curriculum
Everything we carry and wear copied from an actual archaeological find
We use character acting, questioning and role play to develop an understanding of the period
We have worked with schools and museums for 20 years

Roman School Visits Delivered Nationwide:

The spiralling cost and associated issues for teachers planning education trips have for some schools made it impossible to visit us in Chester. In response to this, we provide a schools outreach programme across the UK, covering around 27,000 miles each year. Noteworthy, Roman Tours have spent the last twenty years at the forefront of exciting educational initiatives.


What to Expect in a Roman School Visits From Roman Tours?

What the soldier will be talking about
Where he came from and why he joined the army. What he had to learn to be a soldier.
What was all his equipment for and why he couldn’t shop at Tesco. ( Handling session )
Why they wanted to conquer Britain.
How the Romans defeated the Britons and squashed the rebellions of Boudicca.
The benefits of becoming a citizen.
Living in new Roman town, going to the baths shopping, watching the games, having central heating…etc.
Life as a captured Briton, sold as a slave better or worse? You decide.

Who will volunteer to join the Roman army and dress in a real set of armour?
Who can identify the equipment in the soldiers pack? what is it for, what it’s made of, do we use it today?
Can they work together as a team like Roman soldiers as they are trained in shields and formations?
Can they perform the testutoid (tortoise) formation under fire? (from teachers )
Who got the best question…..?
A classroom that can handle noise and a large group of kids.
A 30 min slot in your hall or gym for Marching just in case the weather is bad outside.
Please inform us if have anyone in your class who is special needs so that we can plan appropriately

Just a Little Snippet of Our School Visits Feedback about Roman Tours:

“The children learned a lot of new information and really enjoyed their day”
I am just writing to give you some feedback from our Roman soldier visit yesterday.

I would like to start by saying how impressed I was with Gary. He arrived early in order to give himself plenty of time to set up and agreed to start early (as our school starts at 8.40). Gary also decided to give up his lunch to go and sit in the canteen with the children, which really did make their day. He was prepared and knowledgeable and a good asset to your team.

The Workshop itself contained lots of information that really did grip the children and they were really intrigued about finding out more. The children learned a lot of new information and really enjoyed their day. Thank you for visiting our school.
“We all had such a lovely day”

Can I please say a big thank you to you and Lance who came to Stratton school today. We all had such a lovely day and we could not have done this without the expertise of yourselves.
“The children really were enthralled by your Romans!”

Thank you so much for your visit on Monday- it was brilliant. The children really were enthralled by your Romans! They are still talking about the Roman toilet and they loved the boys versus girls fight in the hall. It’s really brought the subject alive for them.
“Entertaining and hugely informative”

asked for more and the kids loved every minute. I learned a great deal that I didn’t know so feel so much more prepared to teach the children over the coming half term.

“They came home ‘buzzing’ about the whole experience”


Address: Roman Tours, 20 Bryn Yorkin, Caergwrle
Greater London
United Kingdom



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