Pupils recently visited the Corinium Museum in Cirencester where they discovered what it might have been like to live thousands of years ago in a Roman House. The Romans were brilliant architects and this visit gave pupils the opportunity to gain an appreciation of how cleverly they designed their houses.
Pupils really enjoyed the ‘hands-on’ workshop ‘Through the Roman Keyhole’ which allowed them to handle objects found in the local area, some of which were more than 2000 years old. They also dressed up in some authentic Roman costumes which matched the social status of the houses they were investigating.
Niamh Salisbury explained “I liked the workshop and working out
what kind of house the objects belonged to and who might have
lived there. I enjoyed learning about the famous ‘hare mosaic’
which is unique because it shows a hare eating grass. Hares
were normally shown being hunted.”
“The museum is a real gem with an excellent balance of hands-on activities and interesting information. The children clearly got a lot out of the opportunity to handle real objects and use detective skills to work out whether the houses were owned by rich or poor Romans.” said Matt Dobbs, Head of Latin