Life in Roman Britain Package

The Life in Roman Britain Package is a full day visit planned for you. We will provide a detailed itinerary based on your arrival and departure time. On arrival, you will be greeted by a member of our team who will take the lead and direct you to your base for the day. The day consists of the following 3 activities:

 

Boudica: Queen Boudica enlists the help of the students to become part of her army. She tells the students about how the Celts live and how life has been affected by Roman rule. She describes the build up to the Celtic rebellion and details the battles her army has won. During the session, students look at food in Iron Age Britain and how food has been affected by the Roman occupation. They also prepare to become Iceni warriors by making woad masks and learning war cries and attack moves.

 

Roman Soldier: Children meet a roman soldier who is based at the Roman fort at Mancetter. He is over at Bosworth as he and his cohort are helping to build a temple to the God, Mars, here on the hill so that they can come and make offerings to the God of War. He tells them about his life in the army, training and tactics and enlists the students as soldiers, teaching them the rudiments of roman battle tactics and skills ahead of the suspected battle with Boudica and the Iceni.

 

Archaeology Detectives: Through seeing and handling actual Roman artefacts and finding out about the Roman archaeology that has taken place at Bosworth Battlefield Country Park, the children will understand about methods of historical enquiry and how they can help us learn and interpret the past. Students will learn about archaeological techniques, investigate real Roman artefacts found at Bosworth as well as create their own replica artefact to take home.

 

Audience: KS2 – KS3
Price: £9 per student
Duration: Full Day
Minimum number of students: 26 or £234
Maximum number of students: 35 per group. 3 groups max.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand why Romans invaded Britain and why they settled in Leicestershire.
  • To understand what life was like in Iron Age Britain.
  • To know the impact Romans had on life in Britain.
  • To know who Boudica was, why she rebelled and why she’s relevant to the local area.
  • To understand how life was like as a Roman Soldier.
  • To draw comparisons between the Romans and Celts.
  • To develop an understanding of archaeological processes.
  • To develop critical thinking and discussion skills.
  • To understand the relevance of maps and use of coordinates.
  • To develop an understand of the timeline of events at Bosworth.
  • To understand how Roman Bosworth fits into the local landscape.

Curriculum links:

History

  • A local history study.
  • The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.
  • To know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent.
  • Significant historical events, people, and places in their own locality.
  • Know where people and event fit in within a chronological framework.
  • Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used.

Geography

  • Human geography: types of settlement, land use, trade links, and the use of natural resources.
  • use grid references, symbols and key including the use of Ordnance Survey maps.
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features.

Science

  • Identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.

English

  • Listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers.
  • Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge.
  • Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions.
  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations, and debates.

Art

  • Recording observation.

 

Click here to book now.

  • Lottery Heritage Fund
  • The National Forest
  • Accredited Museum
  • Visit England
  • Tripadvisor
  • Leicester Tourism Award
  • Leicester Tourism Award
  • LPL Winner 2016
  • 2016 Highly Commended
  • LPL Tourism Awards 2017: Commended
  • Food Hygiene
  • Autism East Midlands
  • Sandford Award Winner 2018
  • Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2019 - Small Visitor Attraction of the Year