12:42PM, Wednesday 18 November 2015
Years two, three and four at The Royal School in Windsor Great Park were transformed into Roman soldiers this week when touring education group Legion 14 visited.
The group, which brings history lessons to life with its collection of replica artefacts and clothing, showed children how Romans threw spears in battle and how they built their extensive empire.
Youngsters were taught about Celts and Romans and were encouraged to come to school looking the part dressed in their own togas on Wednesday, November 11.
Suzanna Fowler, from The Royal School, said: “It was just a brilliant day and the children were absolutely buzzing by the end of it.
“They have been learning about Romans since September so it was really great for them to see Roman artefacts up close and get a real understanding.
“We stopped short at letting the children throw the spears themselves but they did get to dress up in Roman armour and helmets.”
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