31 Mar 31/03/17 Roman Day
This Spring Term the pupils in Lower School have been studying Romans. This culminated in a Roman banquet including spit roasted dormice, peacock tongues, wild boar sausages and a variety of whole fish, along with olives, figs and breads.
The guest of honour was Emperor Claudius, aka Mr Gilmer (parent) who gave a wonderful, realistic performance, talking to the pupils in Latin (with a translator) before being served with the tasty treats. Brave pupil Caleb was tasked with tasting all of the food before the Emperor was given his plate, just to make sure nothing was poisoned!
The pupils put on a display for the emperor including a battle and a song. They also formed a testudo under the expert guidance of Tribunus Fielder.