Yarlet School | ROMAN TOUR OF CHESTER

ROMAN TOUR OF CHESTER

F3 Trip to Chester 011

Today, Form 3 travelled to Diva, an ancient Roman fortress located in modern day Chester, and one of three fortresses in Roman occupied Britain.

There they experienced life as a variety of different Roman citizens, including merchants, farmers, modern day archaeologists and most favourably, centurions.

As Roman citizens, they experimented with building bath houses, looked at some authentic Roman meals, explored the weaponry worn by soldiers and even got the chance to wear some of the armour and robes worn by soldiers and emperors over two millennia ago.

The highlight of the trip was the tour of the Roman walls, now eroded by time and progress. Form 3 were guided by Marcus, a centurion who had them practising shield formations, battle cries, and even breaking the line of an opposing army (the poor teachers!).

The trip was rounded off with a delicious ice-cream from Snugbury's, bringing us back to the present day.

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