Roman Adventure

An action packed day based at Galava Roman Fort (Ambleside). Explore Roman life and learn skills you would need to live as a true Roman. Storytelling, roman crafts, artefact handling and giant ballistas!

A fully immersive day starting with exploring the amazing remains of Galava Roman Fort (National Trust). Bringing history to life as we become detectives of the past by unfolding the many stories of this important Roman site. Artefacts and props will bring their story to life.

We'll then delve into the wonderful world of Roman crafts with hands on practical workshops using Roman techniques to create artworks to take back to school and finish the day firing a giant Roman catapult!

"I just wanted to thank you again for our Bushcraft Camp this week. It was just brilliant- it was so wonderful to see the children enjoying every single part of the camp and taking risks that they'd never otherwise have taken at this age. The new location is great- they loved being able to explore the area. I am always nervous about how the children will react to sleeping away from their parents for the first time, but I think the combination of the excitement about the activities and the atmosphere that you create seems to override all their worries. It has been the highlight of my school year and I'm sure it has been the highlight of theirs! Especially with the new 'rigorous' testing and standards that have been introduced this year, I was feeling a bit disheartened with it all, but this made me feel like we had provided the children with a genuine and meaningful learning experience."

Class teacher Year 2