The Romans explores life in Britain under Roman rule at the time of Queen Boudica’s revolt. The drama explores the dilemma that faces a slave girl as the revolt nears the doors of the house of her Roman mistress. Should she stay and keep the privileges that serving in a Roman household
can offer or join Boudica and fight for her freedom and culture?
Through drama and role play, children learn about the work of an archaeologist at the site of a Birmingham dig, before travelling back in time to experience first hand everyday life and customs in Roman Britain and the life of a slave.
This programme makes strong National Curriculum links in History and gives children the opportunity to develop their speaking, listening and role play skills as well as developing and defending their own opinions from within the drama.