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Dunkirk Primary School

Dunkirk Primary School

The Ancient Roman Empire

This half term we have been studying the Romans, how they lived, their  empire and their army.

As part of our studies we have learnt about the symbolism and design of Roman shields or scutum as the Romans would have called them in Latin. We also investigated the best methods for attaching the handles to the back. We created five handles and stuck them to a piece of card dusting a variety of glues, tape and pins. We then tested which was the strongest by attaching a Newton Meter to each one  and recording how much force was required to pull it off. We had great fun making our own shields and painting them with Roman designs.