Battles At Ufton Court
Training in battle techniques and battle formations, as well as learning about how to march and follow orders were all part of Year 3’s trip to Ufton Court to learn more about the Romans and the Celts.
The boys spent time looking at different artefacts, trying to work out which descriptions matched each artefact. After lunch came the actual battles which told the story of Boudicca. Half the pupils were Celts and they were taken to an authentic Roundhouse to make their battle plans. The other half were Romans and, armed with a shield, they followed their leader onto the battlefield, chanting as they went.
The pupils faced each other with the Celts given axes to fight with. The series of battles were played out as the boys used the techniques they had learned.
This marvellous re-enactment gave the pupils a very clear insight into the battles between the Iceni tribe and the Romans.