iServi News | 11 December 2020 | Term 4, Week 9
Servite was overrun with Romans, as our Year 7 students participated in the Annual Roman day. Students dressed up as Roman soldiers and citizens and greatly enjoyed a day of fun and problem solving. In the morning students rotated around six different sessions learning about the brutal conditions endured by those serving in the Roman army, the different forms of clothing and entertainment and the stark class divide that existed in the Empire.
In the afternoon, students worked in small groups to complete Roman themed puzzles where those who were successful received Roman money to bid for prizes at the completion of the day. Roman Day is a great way for students to collaborate in groups working critically to solve problems in a fun and practical setting.
Mr Andrew Doyle
Head of Learning- Humanities
Roman Day was a really awesome day. I learned so much about the Romans! The day started when most Year 7’s changed into their Roman clothes. It was interesting to see my peers dressed up as Romans.
We gathered in our classes and attended seminars to learn about different parts of Roman society. I learned lots of new information.
After recess we participated in ‘The Great Roman Race’. It composed of many activities to challenge us. For every activity completed you would earn a Sesturius, which is a Roman coin. My group then tried as hard as we could to get a hold on some valuable Sesturtius, but we were not the eventual winners.
Roman Day was one of my favourite school moments so far. I think I will always remember Roman Day.
Savio Thomas (SC4)