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Friends, Romans, Countrymen…We come to praise Cooks Spinney

Burnt Mill Academy / Fri 3rd Oct 2014 at 12:10pm

RomansYEAR 3 pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary School, in Cooks Spinney, Harlow, enjoyed a full day in character as they worked with visitors History Off The Page.

While children acted as slaves, teachers became shopkeepers and stallholders, as they followed a storyline and reacted to announcements throughout the day.

Amy Dias, Year 3 teacher, said: “The children did lots of making, including jewellery, wax tablets and mosaics, as well as writing with quills and lots of painting.

“They had to do deals with the shopkeepers and work out how to get money. They were served a lunch of Ribena to represent red wine, bread, grapes and cheese.

“This is the first time we have done anything of this nature and the pupils absolutely loved the whole experience.”

Head of school Stuart Pope said: “This is the first of our new Wow days, where we inspire children at the start of every new topic. It’s the start of a new way of doing things.

“The children have learnt such a lot from the Roman day. It got them so immersed into the topic, lots of them went off and did their own research as a result.”

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