October 8th, 2015
On Thursday the 8th October Diamond Class put on their Roman sandals for a Roman day at Norwich castle. It began with us meeting two Iceni women, Kartha and Marta, and a Roman lady called Julia and a Roman soldier called Brutus. They each told us about their view of life in Roman Britain and throughout the day we had to decide whether we’d be a Roman or an Iceni.
Kartha took us to look at Iceni artefacts and we each made a torc. Then we learned from Marta what it was like to life as an Iceni and we acted out hunting, making clothes, cutting down trees and building a round house. Julia showed us genuine Roman artefacts and a few replicas too! We had to work out which ones were the replicas and say why they would be. We could see how Roman life was more advanced that Iceni life! Finally we met Brutus – a Roman soldier. He showed us all his armour and clothing and we marched like a Roman Army – Sin, Dex, Sin, Dex, Sin, Dex!
At the end of the day we had to state whether we were a Roman or an Iceni and why. Diamond Class were very divided! What would you be – a Roman who was for progress in Britain or an Iceni who loves how life was?