Roman Roads

Did you know that there’s a Roman road right here in Ingleton? Some of us have even marched in the footsteps of centurions and walked along the ancient Roman route!

On Monday, we learned about the importance of good roads in the Roman world and investigated how they are built. We then built our own replica Roman roads using: sand, rubble, rocks and flat paving stones. We dug ditches down the sides and built a sloping camber so the water would flow off. We even tested the roads with some extreme rainfall.

 

Housesteads Trip

On Wednesday 18th September, Wensleydale class enjoyed a Roman adventure to Housesteads Fort and Vindolanda Museum. We explored the  fort and imagined how it would have looked  2000 years ago before enjoying lunch overlooking the Cumbrian hills. We were even treated to a fly-by from genuine Roman chinook helicopters.

At Vindolanda, we met some genuine archaeologists conducting a dig on the site. They showed us real Roman pottery that had been dug up that morning. At the museum, the amazingly preserved shoes were spectacular and so was the drone’s eye view of the whole site.

We’d like to give a big thanks to all our parent helpers who came along and well done to all the children who were curious, engaged and resilient climbing up the big hill to the fort.