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Pupils at St Michael’s Primary School enjoy dressing up for Roman Day
Little gladiators and legionaries mingled with senators and emperors at a primary school.
Pupils at St Michael’s Primary School in St Albans learnt about life in Ancient Rome as part of the school’s history week.
The school visited Verulamium Museum in St Michael’s Street on Thursday and was given a guided tour of the exhibits by curators.
On Friday the children dressed as Romans, made music and recreated some of the mosaics and pottery they had seen.
Parents came into the school in St Michael’s Street in the afternoon to join in with the crafts and discover what their children had been up to.
Teacher Kirstene Cutler, who organised the history week, said the children had greatly enjoyed finding out about ancient Rome.
She said: "It was a brilliant week.
"I was very impressed by the effort the children had put into their costumes."
Some of them dressed as Roman soldiers or wore tunics and togas.
Even members of staff, most of whom are women, wore the traditional female dress of long tunic, stola and palla.
Ms Cutler said the children always looked forward to the history week, which takes place at the start of the autumn term every year.
She added: "We have really close links to the museum and it is brilliant to make use of those links and help the children discover more about the past.
"It’s a really good start to the new term and it’s nice the children all wanted to take part.
"They were all fully immersed in the activities.
"The parents really enjoyed coming in and finding out what their children were doing."
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