When in Rome, do as the Romans do - at Eastburn Junior and Infant School!

Eastburn Junior and Infant School pupils Elena Malee, Freya White, Callum Asquith, Amelia Seddon, Alina Joseph and Hannah Thomas get all dressed up for their Roman Day

Eastburn Junior and Infant School pupils Elena Malee, Freya White, Callum Asquith, Amelia Seddon, Alina Joseph and Hannah Thomas get all dressed up for their Roman Day

First published in Keighley

Class three youngsters at Eastburn Junior and Infant School travelled back in time when they returned from their half-term break.

They held a Roman Day – the culmination of a project based on Gillian Cross’ book, The Roman Beanfeast.

And, imitating a scene from the book, the 28 children were challenged to use the holiday to make something for the Roman Day.

“They came up with catapults, shields, mosaics, a Roman standard and even a coliseum,” said class teacher Sandra McLean.

“They arrived at school in Roman dress, and the whole day was spent on Roman activities. We also had a banquet with Roman food, with everyone lying on the floor, as they did in Roman times.

“It was a fantastic day and built on what we had learned. It really helped putting everything into practice.”

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