Roman invasion at Eastburn Junior and Infant School

Kyle Wilson, Max Hudson, Ben Green, Lewis Mackenzie and Theo Lloyd firing an onager

Kyle Wilson, Max Hudson, Ben Green, Lewis Mackenzie and Theo Lloyd firing an onager

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Class three youngsters at Eastburn Junior and Infant School travelled back in time when they returned from their half-term break on Monday.

They held a Roman Day – the culmination of a project based on Gillian Cross’ book, The Roman Beanfeast.

Imitating a scene from the book, the 28 children were then challenged to use the holiday to make something for the Roman Day.

“They came up with catapults, shields, mosaics, a Roman standard and even a coliseum,” said class teacher Sandra McLean.

“They arrived at school in Roman dress and the whole day was spent on Roman activities. We also had a banquet with Roman food, with everyone lying on the floor as they did in Roman times.

“It was a fantastic day and built on what we had learned. It really helped putting everything into practice.”

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