Then, on to the Roman Army Museum. This was great for young kids as there were lots of videos of actors dressed up as Romans talking about daily life as a Legionary etc.... The exhibits were of the interesting-to-kids sort, too. Helmets, swords, brushes to wipe one's bottom with.....
Whilst there, we grown-ups observed a school group who were also visiting. We saw lots of teenagers busily socialising with one another whilst their teachers and the site workers shunted them around and gave talks intermittently. There was an awfully high proportion of shunting and chatting to very little learning going on. We remember this well from school ourselves. It is hard to combine socialising with learning. Both are important things for kids to be doing. Best to concentrate on one at a time, perhaps?
Sounds like a fascinating and fun day out.ReplyDelete
I sooo remember school trips like that! Not really caring what I was going to see - just glad to be out of school for the day!!ReplyDelete
My memories of all school trips: "When can we go to the gift shop and buy our pencil and rubber?"ReplyDelete
Mind you, I still do enjoy the gift shop at the end ;)
I am so excited at the prospect of learning about Ancient Rome but it's a little way off for us just yet. Hadrian's wall will feature heavily for us too - this post is an inspiration.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for linking up with this weeks #homeedlinkup