Children in Year 4 visited the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro on Tuesday to take part in workshops and to develop their understanding of the Ancient Romans. As you can see from the photos, the children had a great time and learned a great deal! The children had the opportunity to handle some lamps from the Roman times that used olive oil as fuel. They also had a go at making some replica lamps of their own, decorated in the Roman style.
Very excitingly, the children had the opportunity to undertake work as archaeologists, using artefacts from the Roman period to uncover the secrets of the past. One child said, “Touching these artefacts is like holding hands with a Roman!”. This hands-on experience really brought history to life and the children took the opportunity to ask lots of questions which were ably answered by the museum staff. This was a great trip and a really meaningful learning experience.