In art with Mrs Seath, Class 2 have spent two afternoons this week learning about Roman Knights and working hard on creating their own authentic looking, yet personal and unique Roman Knight armour.

First, they constructed their large shields from strong cardboard, representing the hard wood the Roman’s used for the base and handles of their shields. They then covered them with red paper, representing leather and finally decorated them with metallic wings, arrows and a central boss, representing the iron features that were used to adorn and strengthen the shields. Class 2 then added more personal details to their shields, including a variety of patterns, self portraits and their initials.

Finally, they created their helmets and swords, partaking in a similar process of construction and personalised decoration. In their full attire, they almost take you back in time, convincing you that you’re amidst a real Roman Knight battle!