History Squad have just launched a competition, which is open to all schools that book the Roman presentation during this school year.
We’re asking for children to draw their interpretation of a Roman soldier, based on what they have seen and understood during our presentation. The drawing can be of a centurion or a legionnaire and can be labelled or unlabelled. We want the youngsters to capture what they remember.
Some teachers may want to organise their own class competition, in order to choose which entries to submit. We would ask you choose the best three drawings and send them to us ensuring that the child’s name and the school’s name are on the back of each entry, marking your envelope ‘Roman Competition.
The competition will close on Friday 15th July and the prize of a replica roman sword will be presented to the school with the winning entry.
It’s just a bit of fun, which we hope you’ll join in. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Also, running in conjunction with this competition and to help with literacy skills, we are encouraging students to write to me as a Roman soldier, as if I were on duty on Hadrian ’s Wall. Unfortunately I’m unable to reply to each individual letter, but will instead write back to the class as a whole, addressing individual questions and issues that are raised. Letters can be posted or emailed.