The Year 9 trip to Bath on Thursday, 24 November, had been eagerly anticipated and prepared for in class over the previous week. Both groups excelled in the study session, identifying Roman objects such as the ‘strigil’ sweat-scraper and translating the Latin inscriptions left by Roman visitors to the baths. They learned about the construction and geographical significance of the baths, as well as their more recent history and archaeological significance.
The girls had the opportunity to look around the baths, aided by the audio guide, and investigate the aspects they had been learning about in class. The Year 9 Latin class recorded segments for a historical documentary with the baths themselves as a backdrop, having written their scripts in lessons the week before.
Finally, everyone made a visit to the gift shop and some last stops at the infamous fudge emporium before heading home.
Miss E Halstead