Year 5 have been visited by a Roman legionary, Titus, who explained what life was like for a Roman soldier. They explored the gory details of a Roman soldiers’ weapons, such as the gladius (sword), why it was missing a ‘blood channel’ and had a ‘bone grip’ handle. They looked at a typical Roman soldier’s uniform (not all were red!), his scutum (shield) and examined why the pilum (javelin) had a soft lead tip. They even had a chance to be a Celt and either fight or surrender to the Roman army – some died, some were captured as slaves and some became citizens! The session was packed full of interesting facts and gory details! A big thank you to Old-Sprat Keir Mulcahey for a fantastic History session.