Roman shields

Gregor is studying in the Roman’s in school history and to make the subject more alive the teacher asked them to make shields . Fortunately, we had plenty of cardboard to hand!

Gregor chose a circular design, which was entertaining to cut out! Which was all golden and decorated in raised circles and squares. All of which he wanted me to cut out! I did a few but for the outer edge he wanted 60 small circles – that didn’t happen.

Katrine very much did not want to miss out on this so joined in with the shield making, she chose a rectangular wooden effect shield. Here they are getting on with their painting.


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Then we had to attach the handles on the back – more cardboard needed!



Gregor had to take his into school, where they have to be prepared to “defend themselves against invasion” whilst Katrine’s has stayed home.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandra Howells
    Oct 03, 2013 @ 10:46:37

    Good to see the end result, Big shield will protect him, and her well.


    • Esther Haydock
      Oct 03, 2013 @ 11:10:59

      I hope so. They haven’t been invaded at school yet but good that they are prepared.

      They had a lot of fun making them and Gregor loves history now, so the tactic worked.


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