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Year 3 had a fantastic trip to Arbeia Roman fort in South Shields yesterday.

The fort was built in 160 AD to defend the mouth of the Tyne and Arbeia soon became an important military supply base for the 17 forts along the length of the mighty Hadrian’s Wall.

Some areas and activities were sadly closed due to Covid restrictions, but Year 3 still had a great day. We explored the whole site and saw the barrack block and Commanding Officer’s house as well as the ruins of the fort’s headquarters building and the many granaries where sacks of grain were stored.
We even tried some marching calling out, “Sinister, dexter” (left, right in Latin) as we went.  In the museum we saw skeletons found by archaeologists as well as coins, chain-mail, statues, swords and spear tips.

The children were so well behaved all day and were a real credit to themselves. Well done Year 3!