An engaging hands-on workshop discovering all things Roman
Hands-On Fun & Learning
Like our other workshops, this one too has been carefully designed to provide exciting interactive activities, all geared to ensure children learn alongside having fun.
After learning how to be an archaeologist, children can step into Roman life themselves
This workshop is designed to meet the requirements of the KS2 curriculum and can be adapted to meet your school's needs. Please contact us to discuss your particular needs and preferences.
Response to this workshop has been overwhelmingly positive from both teachers and pupils alike. So why not book this memorable experience for your school?
In the first part of the workshop, children are asked to explore the question 'How do we find out about the past?' by becoming archaeologists themselves.
They excavate artefacts from the Roman period discussing amongst themselves what they could be, what they were used for, and what do they mean. Children then create a mini museum from the objects they have found and visit each other’s displays.
As part of teacher-led activities, children learn about stratigraphy and how archaeologists literally piece together the past!
The second part of the workshop looks at the vast array of different types of Roman pottery. They look more closely at Samian Ware (also known as terra sigillata), a type of pot made using moulds, then make their own moulds to keep and take home.
As part of teacher-led activities, children can make mosaics, become Roman bakers, and learn a little bit of Latin!
A fantastic day loved by every child
“The children were heavily involved in a practical activity and this sparked a lot of discussion and they began using a great vocabulary and to use it in the correct way. They learned a lot about different types of pottery and the marks on them. They also learned about the different ages. This was a fantastic day which was absolutely loved by every single child involved and I would like to say a massive thank you from all of the staff at Hampton College Primary Phase.”
Hampton College, Peterborough