Legio XIIII in Norwich High School

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Romans invade Norwich school

06 February 2009

PUPILS at a city school were invited to take part in their very own Roman invasion.

Year nine pupils at Norwich High School have been given a demonstration of some of the military techniques and weapons used by the Romans.

Legion XIIII are a group of Hertfordshire-based classicists and archaeologists who tour schools hosting displays of ancient military technique and equipment.

At Norwich High School they demonstrated the use of various Roman weapons, including the sling and javelin.

Amber Hollinger, who won the drill competition, following drill commands in Latin, said: “We have been learning Latin at school so I managed to understand all the commands. The Roman outfit was really heavy – it would keep me warm but I don’t think I would be able to march very far in it.”

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