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Posted on: 18/12/2023

Roman sites at Caerwent and Caerleon

On Friday 17th November the History Department took a group of Year 7 pupils to visit the Roman sites at Caerwent and Caerleon. 

At Caerwent, the Roman city of Venta Silurum, we explored the remains of the Roman shops, houses, forum basilica, temple and city walls.  We also had a look at the significant artefacts in the church porch. 

After lunch, we headed to Caerleon, the Roman fortress of Isca Augusta where we investigated the remains of some barrack blocks and the amphitheatre before looking around the museum. 

In the museum, as well as looking at some fascinating Roman artefacts, there was also the opportunity to try on some armour.  To end the day, we had a look around the Roman bath house. 

We are very fortunate to have these archaeological and historical sites so close to school and our visit helped the pupils understand the way in which life changed (and stayed the same) as a result of the Roman Conquest.

Written by Mr A Smith




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