Our star this week is Jessica who not only created a pinch pot with intricate detail at Binchester but who also has a terrific attitude to learning and prepared for our visit. She wowed our guide at Binchester, Liz, with her knowledge of how the Saxons used stone from Binchester to build Escomb Church. Great history detective work, Jessica.
So, the Romans successfully invaded Britain in 43AD and St Chad’s successfully invaded Binchester ( or Vinovia) in 2019. We had a great, if hot day, exploring the most intact Roman bathhouse in Britain, excavating and cleaning artefacts, creating mosaics, counting in Roman numerals and dressing up, as well as creating pinch pots using clay.
Liz, our guide for the day, was overwhelmed by the quality of the children’s questions and their thinking as they tried to find solutions. And Viva-Rose was the first school visitor ever to identify Deere Street using the cobbles near the new cavalry bath house. Brilliant work, Class 3.