Year 7 Flair History Trip to The Museum of Somerset
Flair 7 arrived in Taunton on a foggy, atmospheric morning ready to learn about ‘The Roman Way’ in a workshop run by Claire at the museum.
Flair dressed up as Roman soldiers, traders, governors and workers. We learnt what they wore, what their lives were like, what they did, what they used and what their relationships with the the Celts and tribespeople might have been like.
Flair 7 then went on a tour of the museum where they could view the magnificent ‘Low Ham’ mosaic and see the ‘Frome Hoard’ with over 52,000 coins. They saw many interesting artefacts, watched videos and engaged in interactive exhibits that gave a sense of Roman life, their artistry and showed their skills as producers and inventors.
Flair worked hard investigating and interpreting real-life source evidence, they focussed on what made the Romans unique and special and they marvelled at how these things had survived to be seen by people in a museum hundreds of years later.
They are archaelogists in Flair and they were able to take part in a Roman Artefact Discovery session where they could handle original artefacts of the time and interpret what the objects were, how they were made and used. Here is a student showing a Roman manicure set, they saw bowls, tools, oil burners, roof tiles, bricks for under-floor heating and a stylus and pad for writing; the children could make the links to how Apple now uses the original names for their modern devices.
After all that learning there was just about enough time to have a bit of fun playing Twister, Miss joined in too but wasn’t too grateful that it was caught on camera!