Battling as Romans and Celts
This term the boys have been studying Romans and Celts in History and at Ufton Court they got the chance to become warriors of the time as well as look at Roman pottery, weapons and everyday items.
They were all given a shield and recreated the famous battle formations of the tortoise and the wedge and were attacked with rocks (sponges) and by other soldiers to see how strong they were. After this, they were shown how to play various games with dice, counters, hoops and sticks and bean bags. It was then time for some lunch before going to explore the grounds finding landmarks in photos and answering questions about Romans and Celts.
The exciting grand finale was acting out the story of Boudicca with half of the boys becoming Romans and half Celts. They had great fun reenacting the famous battles as they moved across Britain. The boys said that it was the best trip ever and that they loved testing the battle formations out!
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