VERULAMIUM AND ST ALBANS
On Tuesday 5th July, Upper Figures undertook a cross-curricular trip to St Albans, where they explored how the Roman and medieval towns are linked by the Roman occupation of Britain and the coming of Christianity, specifically the martyrdom of the first British martyr, St Alban.
The morning began with a visit to the Verulamium museum, to learn about the Roman town and Boudicca’s revolt, and to get hands-on with some real Roman household items during an artefact handling session. With the sun coming out at last, the boys enjoyed a picnic al fresco and a ramble across the park, eventually going up the hill to the cathedral, the site of Alban’s execution. Inside we learnt about the story of Alban and the founding of the cathedral itself. An enjoyable day combining Latin, Roman and medieval history, and RE all in one.