What did the Romans do for us?

Rob Collins (North East FLO) met with a class of 7 & 8 year olds at Hunwick Primary School, County Durham, who were learning about the Romans and Binchester Roman fort, which is near their school. Rob spoke to the children about understanding the Romans through the material that they left behind, explaining that this was how archaeologists study the past. The children then examined material from near the Roman fort that had been recovered during a metal-detector survey conducted many years ago, which they used to explain what sort of activities the Romans got up to. Afterward, they created a small museum display for the rest of their school to enjoy.

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