Fishbourne Roman Palace – 2017

On Tuesday 23rd May Year 3 stepped back in time when they visited Fishbourne Roman Palace near Chichester.
They wandered around the North Wing viewing the beautiful mosaics which archaeologists have uncovered since the site was discovered in 1960. Year 3 then took part in a workshop where they became Roman slaves and worked in the kitchen, spun wool, wrote on wax tablets, made mosaics and wrote their names in Latin. Wandering around the Kitchen Garden, the children came across the grumpy gardener who complained about the terrible English weather which made it difficult for him to cultivate the same plants he had grown in Italy. The children found that many plants were used for medicines and dyes and some had rather peculiar uses for curing all manner of illnesses!
After watching a film about the discovery of the palace, Year 3 had a good look around the museum before rounding off their trip with a quick visit to the gift shop.
The weather was kind to us and we had a fantastic day! Many thanks to Father Michael and Mrs. Henry who both gave up their day to accompany us.