Year Four pupils have been exploring the exciting topic of the Romans. In order to embody the persona of a Roman warrior, they used their skills to make their very own helmet, a Galea. The pupils were able to discuss the importance of the structure of the Galea, which was designed to protect the soldier’s head from sword blows during a fierce battle.
The pupils have also learnt that the beautiful red feather that adorned the top of the galea were used to fool the enemy. The feathers created an illusions that the soldiers were a lot taller than they actually were, this was a ploy to frighten their foes even before the battle begun.
All the pupils in Year Four have thoroughly enjoyed creating their Galeas, the encouragement and neighbourliness that they displayed towards each other was truly heart-warming. Thankfully, they were not preparing for battle or are they…?