R13 Latin Trip to Caerleon
On Wednesday 22nd April R13 pupils enjoyed a trip to the Roman amphitheatre, barracks, museum and baths at Caerleon. Our excellent guide encouraged students to link the research we have done in class this year on Roman architecture and daily life to the features we found at the sites. Beginning at the amphitheatre and barracks we used our imaginations to re-create scenes experienced by a Roman soldier stationed in Britain nearly two thousand years ago.
After lunch outside we participated in a workshop at the museum, trying on Roman costumes and taking turns to pass around domestic earthenware and military equipment. Our guide then explained the fascinating stories behind the inscriptions on tombstones now displayed in the collection. Finally we made the short journey on foot to the baths which have been enhanced by projected 3D-effect water features and several stopping points where modern visitors can listen to translations of first hand accounts of a trip to the baths, as well as hear the typical rowdy noises which would once have resounded in that very place!
R13 behaved impeccably and were especially commended by our guides for their attention and enthusiasm throughout the day.
22 April 2015
Senior School News