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Roman Derby

Location – MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

The session begins with costumed guide, Senilis the Roman Potter, meeting the children. He shares tales about his life as a soldier in the fort of Derventio using objects on display at the museum to illustrate his story. Derby is well-known for its large Roman cemetery and pupils will take part in recreating the elaborate customs of a Roman funeral.

OPTIONAL MAKE AND TAKE

Each pupil will have the opportunity to make their own replica Derbyshire-ware pot to take away

From the National curriculum Key stage 2: History

Aims to ensure that pupils: Know and understand significant aspects of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations: the expansion and dissolution of empires…at Key stage 2, pupils should be taught about: The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. This could include…’Romanisation’ of Britain: sites such as Caerwent* and the impact of technology, culture and beliefs. (* In this case Derventio – the Roman name for Derby)