We had a Roman Army marching through the playground today. Led by a Centurion who bullied the troops, marched them around, forced them to drill, and even made them defend a barrage from violent teachers!
They all appeared happy enough!
This is part of the school curriculum which now takes a longer view of history than before. Kids have to learn about Romans, Anglo Saxons and Victorians as well as more modern history. Actually I think they also have to learn about the Normans and medieval times also surely! Scots history, a more accurate view of the world, is decided in Scotland and will already give a better view of the world, just look at me!
This was our first Roman teaching day, the Auxiliary Soldier was magnificent. The kids on parade were full of smiles and thoroughly enjoying the whole experience. This is an excellent way in which to educate kids on the days of long ago. When they are happy they learn, when miserable they forget the good things. This lot will remember today.