Roman Tours bring life to the story of the Roman invasion of Britain and the legacy of an Empire nearly 2000 years ago.
Dressed as a 1st Century Roman Soldier (other character roles available), we engage pupils through curriculum-relevant role play, character acting, questioning and activities, providing a unique and dynamic educational experience around the period of the Roman invasion and settlement of Britain. Our costumes and equipment, are exact copies of real artefacts and equipment found through archaeology investigation, to ensure our representation is as accurate as possible
Roman Tours have spent the last twenty-years at the forefront of exciting educational initiatives - breathing life into the past and making it accessible to school-age children through an interactive, multi-sensory approach to learning. Using a dynamic combination of character acting, demonstrations, Q&A and role play we make the experience exciting interactive and life relevant to educate and interest. We provide a curriculum-relevant experience for any level from key stage 2 all the way to AS.
Our visits are always interactive
Dressing pupil in armour.
We provide the shields for marching and formation practice including the tortoise (testudo),
Full marching pack (impedimenta), which includes everything the soldier needs. His rations, underwear, fire lighting kit, money, spare clothes, strigil, cooking pots, tools.
Lots or artefacts including domestic pottery, jewellery, oil lamps, magnifiers, glassware and grinding stones and bath house equipment and medical Tools.
We can accommodate up to 3 classes with one Roman Character by splitting them in to two groups and repeating the session morning and afternoon. We also offer a two character day for two or more classes. Roman soldier and Roman civilian.
We can specially tailor sessions for all schools and also cater for disabilities and special needs and sensitivities.
We visit Schools Uk Wide:
Life of the soldier
Impact on British culture
Romano British society
Military training and drill
Towns, roads, trade and sanitation
Life in the arena
Peace of Mind For You:
All our Team hold Enhanced CRBs
Everything is risk assessed
We carry £5,000,000 Public Liability
We follow all DfES guidelines for working in schools
All presentations are keyed to the National Curriculum
Everything we carry and wear is copied from an actual archaeological find
We use character acting, questioning and role play to develop an understanding of the period
We have worked with schools and museums for 21 years
"We had an excellent day in Year 4! Very interactive and engaging for the children. The soldier build an amazing rapport with the children and got them involved in acting and sharing of their ideas. A lot of relevant context about various parts of the Roman Empire/life.I wish our school day was longer so we could enjoy more time with the Roman soldier.
I would 100% recommend this company and will be spreading the word to other teachers in local schools and in forums."
Leigh Central Primary School
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