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Year 8s construct Roman temples

Year 8s construct Roman temples
Year 8s construct Roman temples
Tuesday 20th March 2012 by C. Freeman

Year 8 students learned about Roman temples and then created their own models featuring key architectural components. Students from 8E worked in groups to complete the task, under the guidance of Mr Bidwell.

He said: ‘The students have spent about six weeks looking at Roman religion, its buildings, ceremonies and rituals. Typical temple features include columns, water for blessing and cleansing and animal sacrifice. The project consolidates the knowledge and research they have gathered on the topic.’

Lauren Carter was working with Emily O’Brien, Eleanor McCormick, Isabella Aves, Charlotte Fellows and Shannon Clarke. She said: ‘We are all doing different tasks to complete our model, constructing pillars, high roofs, statues of roman gods and underground chambers.’

Ross Ward, Ryan Hendry, Sang Ta, Mack Lilley, Joao Mourao and James Walker all collaborated on their version with hand-drawn Roman deities while Alistair McAuley, Daniel McKay and Jack Rogers made sturdy supports from rolled up newspaper. Alistair said: ‘We are making a framework to support our temple roof and we are using a technique we learned in DT that makes a really strong structure to build on.’

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