Suggested Timetable for a School Visit
Timetable (approximate times)
Arr. 09:45am, (approx. time which would enable us to start at 10:00am) deposit coats and bags
Welcome & introduction to day’s activities
Divide into 2 pre-arranged groups each with 2 adults
Dress in ‘Roman’ tunics with Roman nameHandling and discussion of Roman artefacts
Archaeology and what happens before the ’finds’ appear in a museum
Pottery and metal
Library / Other Room
Dress in ‘Roman’ tunics with Roman name
Handling and sorting artefacts; ‘Pot or Not’
Looking at Samian pots and producing a suitable design
Grinding cumin using mortaria and pestle
11:15 Short outside break for snacks (weather permitting) SEE RISK ASSESSMENT.
11:30 2 groups swap activities
1:00 Roman Soldier (all together)
1:30 approx – split into 2 groups again
Group – A stay with soldier to dress in armour for photo opportunity
Group B – activities in the Gallery area – games, colouring, mosaics, treasure hunt etc
Change over after approx 20 mins
Continue until time to leave (approx 2:30)
Children will be provided with Roman tunic and Roman name labels for the morning session.
Please let us know of any children with special needs, eg. Aspergers/language difficulties, who may need sensitive handling/alternative activities.
If it’s possible for a school to support our little shop, this is much appreciated and helps in keeping our costs down. If an adult can look after the children’s money it saves them delving into bags when another group is working in the Gallery. Whilst small groups of children shop everyone else will be enjoying other practical activities and games; therefore any child without money will go unnoticed by classmates.
If mid-morning snacks can be separate from lunch-boxes, this saves time. From experience we find that the children can sustain their concentration till 12:30 if they have had a snack.
Activity booklets, clipboards, pencils and crayons are all provided.