Thursday, 17 May 2012

Roman craft and visit

There was a great event at Wallington recently involving a weekend of Roman displays by a group of authentically dressed 'Roman soldiers' and a lifelike Roman camp. We enjoyed the archery and cavalry.

We also had fun making a Roman writing tablet, which was one of Harry's favourite things in the Roman museum loan box we looked at. I prepared the cardboard frame in advance and Harry painted it. He said he was a rich Roman so he chose gold paint.

We then filled the shallow middle with plasticine to represent the wax inside the writing tablet. Harry used a spoon to smooth it out and a sharp pencil to make marks in it.

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