iServi News | 7 December 2018 | Term 4, Week 9
In Humanities this term the Year 7 cohort have been studying Ancient Rome. As part of this learning process our students took part in an interactive Roman themed day on Friday 30 November.
Students and staff dressed up in Roman togas and dresses, plus some special outfits inspired by Gladiators and Roman Generals. The morning activities saw students rotate around a series of six key presentations that covered topics such as typical Roman leisure pursuits and the differences in housing that existed between the rich and the poor. Virtual reality headsets enabled us to look around the Colosseum as if we were really there.
We enjoyed a Roman themed morning tea of bread, fruit, olives, cheese and cold meats which set us up to attack the ‘Amazing Roman Race’. In teams of four our students moved around different stations, completing learning activities based on aspects of Roman life. On completion of the activities the groups received a puzzle piece before racing to the next activity, finally completing the big picture, Rome’s Coliseum.
The day was a great success and the students added to their knowledge of this period of history. A big thank you must be extended to all the students who were involved on the day and Ms O’Connor for leading the planning and delivery.
Mr Andrew Doyle
Head of Learning – Humanities