Form 3 Latin students recently travelled to Bath, to see the Roman Baths Museum and examine first-hand some of the artefacts that appear in their textbooks.
Head of Classics, Dr Will Leveritt, said, “Pupils were impressed by the steaming water emerging from the ground and the amazing remains of the Roman structure. The lead piping and the underfloor heating were particularly impressive, as was the enormous brick spine supporting the huge high roof with which pupils came face to face. Particularly interesting was the display of curse tablets or defixiones.”
Form 3 pupil Edward writes…
2022’s Form 3 Latin trip to Bath pleased and delighted in many different ways. The Roman baths are an exquisite example of a relic of the Roman era, 2000 years ago, preserved and displayed in a modern way. We saw the hot spring bathing areas, the frigidarium or cold-room, and the main bath itself adorned with numerous statues of important Romans overlooking a colonnade. In the museum, we learned from the collections of artefacts and coins about the use of the baths by the Romans and saw some of the salvaged brickwork from no longer standing parts. The trip was made even more enjoyable by the excellent transport, accommodation and food, as well as the staff who aided us. We had a brilliant time.