The workshops delivered by Stephanie and her team were outstanding. The sessions gave students the opportunity to tangibly experience Roman history and allowed them to make links with Geography and Modern Foreign Languages too.Teacher Feedback – July 2022
Our free Romans on the Tyne workshops are designed specifically for KS2 and early KS3 pupils in and around the Tyneside area. These workshops focus on introducing pupils to Roman life on the eastern end of 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 delivering sessions across June and July 2022, and provisionally booking in schools 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!
“I hadn’t really thought about how Roman people lived before and I liked that I had to work out what they used everyday – like the sponge on a stick!”Pupil Feedback (July 2022)
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!
Get in touch!
Our outreach team deliver engaging and interactive sessions for pupils of all ages, and we’re always happy to chat about supporting your current curriculum at any Key Stage. We can offer sessions on a wide variety of topics linked to Ancient Greeks and Ancient Romans – just drop us a line!
Academic Lead: Dr Stephanie Holton