3 March 2020
On a wet and windy Saturday, third year ancient historians got a taste of the realities that a Roman soldier stationed in Britannia might have faced. They visited the Roman Fort of Caerleon in South Wales to see the remains of the barrack blocks where the soldiers lived, the amphitheatre that provided them entertainment, and the bath houses where they enjoyed some of the comforts of Roman civilisation. In the museum, the boys were also able to visit a reconstruction of a barrack block, and handle some replica weapons. The knowledge they gained from this visit will help inform their forthcoming projects on the Roman army in Britain.