U4 students treated to enriching talks on the Roman Army

Premises Manager, Mr Stubbs, and 6.2 student, Ezri, talk to students about their experiences in the Royal Green Jackets and Army Cadet Force respectively, and how this differs to the Roman Army.

The Classics department and U4 students have been lucky enough to be treated to not one but two guest speakers in the past fortnight, to enrich our learning on the culture topic of the Roman Army.

Mr Stubbs, our very own Premises Manager, talked to us about the similarities and differences between the recruitment, training, camps and uniform of the Roman Army and modern British Armed Forces, before accepting questions, which included some reflection on his own experiences serving in The Royal Green Jackets.

Ezri Mannion, one of our 6.2 Classicists, also gave us an insight into her experiences in the Army Cadet Force, including an explanation of the many enrichment opportunities (such as bog snorkelling) which are on offer in comparison to the baths, amphitheatre and dice games available to Roman soldiers. U4 are now putting finishing touches to their Roman Army projects, and we look forward to seeing their final presentations.


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