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ISCA – The Roman Legionary Fortress at CaerleonMay 11th, 2015
Year 3 braved the storms on Wednesday and had a very memorable day exploring the historical environment of Caerleon, or Isca as it was known in Roman times.
The adventure started in the shelter of the Roman Baths where the girls discovered that Roman soldiers placed great importance on exercise, a leisurely bathe and a luxurious swim in good company. The visit continued with a purposeful march to the grand Amphitheatre where the girls imagined the sights and sounds that would have met crowds of up to 6,000! The Roman Legionary Museum provided more shelter from the storms and allowed the girls to view one of the largest gemstone collections found anywhere in the Roman Empire. The girls also visited the reconstructed barrack room and finally had a chance to experience being a slave or a wealthy Roman learning about the ‘vomitarium’. Year 3 impressed the staff with their extensive knowledge which was balanced with their genuine curiosity. Well done, girls!