The Classics and Ancient History outreach team at Newcastle University are now taking bookings for their free Romans on the Tyne workshops for local primary schools in and around the Tyneside area! These workshops focus on introducing pupils to Roman life here at Hadrian’s Wall through object handling, creative activities, and even a little bit of Latin. Delivered by our student outreach team, they are designed to make our own local Roman past accessible to everyone.
The workshops are funded through support from Newcastle University and the Classical Association so there is no charge to participating schools. We are currently booking workshop activities for June – July 2022, and provisionally for the next academic year. Teachers can opt for:
- Mini taster session (20-30 minutes)
- Workshop (1 hour)
- Borrow a Box (7 day free loan of a handling box + object guide)
Our most popular choice so far has been the 1-hour workshops, which introduce pupils to the people of the Roman North East through their stories, the objects they left behind, and even some of the smells of Roman Britannia!
We would love to have pupils from all across the Tyneside area take part: if you think it is something your school would be interested in and would like to find out more / make a booking, please get in touch with our Project Lead Dr Stephanie Holton (Stephanie.Holton@ncl.ac.uk) or send your request via our Booking Form!