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Holy Rood pupils get up close with Roman artefacts
1:30pm Monday 21st January 2013 in News
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PUPILS from Holy Rood Junior School got a close look at Roman artefacts when archaeologists came to visit.
The Year 4 children looked at remains of pots and mosaics from Chedworth Roman Villa in the Cotswolds as part of their topic on the Romans.
The children also had the chance to dress up as slaves and make Roman medicine, using herbs and a pestle and mortar.
Year 4 class teacher Steve Forrester said: “It is very valuable for the children to be able to handle genuine artefacts, which are difficult for us to get hold of. It was also great to have the expert archaeologists come in and explain what they know about the objects and what they know about the Romans.”
A total of 34 pupils took part in the event, and another 34 will see the artefacts next week.
The objects the pupils saw were dug up at the villa.
The children sorted the items into different types as part of the day’s activities.
For more information about Chedworth, visit www.chedworthromanvilla.com.