The Norfolk Archaeological Trust is developing materials to support school visits to our sites, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England, and with the help of volunteers.
The Roman Period KS2
The materials focus on life during the Roman Period - perfect for supporting the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2, as well as aspects of Geography, English and a little bit of Maths.
Support for schools
The Trust’s trained volunteers can help schools study the Roman period in the following ways:
In-school visit: our volunteers can visit your school to introduce pupils to the Roman Period using real archaeological finds.
Site visits: Volunteers can help schools explore the our Roman period sites with a choice of potential activities which are either school-led or volunteer-led, which can be pre-booked, subject to volunteer availability.
Please be aware that our services for schools are undertaken by volunteers. Although we will try hard to fit in with your requirements regarding dates and numbers of activities, it will not always be possible to provide this.
Schools can undertake self-led visits to the site without volunteer assistance. However, the school must notify the Trust beforehand so that we can check your visit does not clash with other visits or activities on the same day - thank you..
Resources to plan your visit are available below to download. Just click on the links:
Burgh Castle Roman Fort support materials
Our Burgh Castle Roman Fort Schools Activities Pack sets out in detail ideas for exploring the Fort:
Our Planning information document for Burgh Castle Roman Fort provides schools with the practical information you will need to plan your visit, such as information to support your Risk Assessment; parking arrangements and other facilities.
- Appendix 1: Guard at the Gates cards (PDF)
- Appendix 2: Who built the walls? Picture cards (PDF)
- Appendix 3: Picture resource: includes Maps; Food & Drink; images of Fort walls (Powerpoint)
- Appendix 4: Rota game board (PDF)
- Appendix 5: Mosaic grid (PDF)
Appendix 6: English Heritage Interpretation panels (PDFs):
Appendix 7: NAT interpretation panels (PDFs):
School materials developed with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and support from Historic England
Caistor Roman Town support materials
Our Caistor Roman Town Schools Activities Pack sets out in detail some ideas for exploring the Town, and includes School-led and Volunteer-led activities to choose from.
Our Planning information document for Caistor Roman Town provides schools with the practical information you will need to plan your visit, such as information to support your Risk Assessment; parking arrangements and other facilities.
The completed Booking Enquiry Form should be submitted to us once you have read the Activities Pack and Planning Information document. Once we receive the booking form we will get in touch to discuss a plan for the day based on the information you have provided and the availability of volunteer support
Further resources: Powerpoints
School materials developed with support from Historic England
Caistor Roman Town app
Download the Caistor Roman Town app on school tablets/ipads prior to your visit (please note the devices will need an in-built compass for the app to work properly).
App funded through Natural England