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Year 5’s visit to Fishbourne Roman Palace

Posted: 26th November 2014 | Category: Year 5

In their own words…

“Today Year five went to Fishbourne.  It was a very long drive, about 1h30 minutes, so we were quite excited when we got out” … “It was good fun - we went through the museum and we walked around the mosaics” … “We were given a booklet and went into the museum.  We had to solve 27 cases which were mini puzzles.” … “I really liked the model that had a sofa next to her and a table with Roman food on.” … “I learnt that the palace burnt down but we don’t know why.” … “One thing that amazed me was the gigantic mosaic on the floor… I wonder how long and how many tiles it would take to build?” …  “It was fascinating seeing the Roman ruins” … “What surprised me was that it was not quite like a palace.” … “We watched a short clip about Fishbourne” …”I learnt that they were digging a water main hole and they found Fishbourne Roman Palace.” … “The one favourite thing I liked was the food tasting; it tasted much different to the normal food we are used to having.  It was lovely and with sharpness from the olives.” … “First we tried a drink called mulsum; it tasted of cranberries and Ribena.” … “One thing I enjoyed was the workshop; I like the Roman letters. I can remember some of them, Roman A is π” … “That was my favourite part we made a bridge out of blocks, we made mosaics, we did roof tiling and I even wrote my name in Roman letters.” … “We made bracelets by twisting sheep’s wool.  I also got to dress up as a Roman lady and Ollie was my brother” … “and Romans didn’t have steel and it was AWESOME!!!”

Thank you to the whole of Year Five for being such fabulous ambassadors for Skippers and for making us proud on my first school visit!  Huge thanks too to the parents who generously gave their time to support us: Mr Quittenton, Mrs Grose and Ms Green.  It was much appreciated by us all.

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