T Form have enjoyed an amazing few days away on their History Trip to the North East of England.
The first day was spent at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North. There was so much to see and do at Beamish and everyone was exhilarated by a brilliant day of learning and fun. Their next stop was to the hostel where they settled in before enjoying a hearty supper and a first look at Hadrian’s Wall, enjoying an evening walk on the wall to the famous Sycamore Gap.
Day two dawned sunny and windy, and after a relaxing breakfast the group headed to Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum located in the beautiful central section of Hadrian’s Wall. Here our pupils got a feel for life as it would have been at the edge of the Roman Empire. Vindolanda is an active excavation site and pupils had the opportunity to ask questions of archaeologists working on the sight and to see artefacts that were discovered that day. They were all amazed to see all that has been uncovered and to learn about the story that these discoveries tell.
The Roman Army Museum was full of fascinating artefacts as well as an incredible 3D film that painted a picture of what life was like on the Wall. The group was treated to a lesson from a virtual Roman teacher, who had begun life as a slave. They all learnt a few words of Latin too, which are sure to come in handy for the start of their journey with the language.
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