The Year 7 students at Emerald State School held a Roman day, complete with costumes and a banquet.
The Year 7 students at Emerald State School held a Roman day, complete with costumes and a banquet.

Students dress toga-lly Roman

FRIENDS, Romans and countrymen lent their ears and gathered at Emerald State School last week for the Year 7 Roman Day.

The Roman Day was held as part of class studies and everyone dressed up with several Centurions, beautifully garbed Roman ladies and colourful togas on display.

The day was packed with learning activities for the students starting with the trial of the technology catapults.

The best shots were fired from James, Lauren and Aliesha’s catapults.

The competition was then followed by Roman games including Eqites, Eques et Patricians or more commonly known as Knights, Mounts and Cavaliers.

Lunchtime was a time for feasting and the banquet was presided over by Caesar, or principal David Routh, and St Paul the Apostle, also known as the chaplain Mr Grierson.

Parents prepared the food which included feasting on wild boar, fowl, chickpea dip with flatbreads, mussels, olives, pomegranates, goat cheese, Roman cheesecake, globuli, crostata and more.

School captains Matthew Bowyer and Teenee David welcomed the classes with a Latin speech and the entertainment was from the Latin Extension groups who performed the Latin plays Tres Porcus Parvus (The Three Little Pigs) and Palla Rubra (Little Red Riding Hood).


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