UNAS Educational Service
"At Piddington Roman Villa we believe in a hands on, active approach to learning. We aim to provide each child with a unique learning experience which will deepen their knowledge and understanding."
Wendi Terry, Education Officer.
Our education programme is designed by a qualified, practising teacher and acts as an exciting hands on support to the National Curriculum and QCA schemes of work for History and Religious Education, All visiting schools continually rate us as excellent and state they would visit again.
Typically a visit lasts for either a half or a whole day. Schools are able to choose from a range of themed units. This approach enables teachers to tailor the visit to fit their specific needs and focuses. We are always open to suggestions for new themes and stimulating new activities are developed in response to school requests all the time!
Discover your own piece of Roman history! Excavate at Piddington Roman
Villa and learn how to excavate, what happens to dug up artefacts and
how to interpret your discoveries. If it's raining, find out how archaeological
sites are discovered with aerial photography, then grow your own crop
mark in cress!
Could you be a Roman doctor? Use role-play to explore how illnesses
were treated in Roman times and then make an earache remedy to take
back to school!
What and how did the Romans eat? Discover the evidence for Roman diet
and dining, sample Roman foods and then cook some dishes for your classmates
to try! Always a popular choice.
Roman Writing and Money
Use our wax tablets to write a message in Latin to your friends. Try
your hand at making Roman ink and then become an expert in Roman coins
by using our microscopes to take a closer look at actual coins.
What was it like to be a child in Roman times? Dress up as a Roman child
and make your own bulla - a good luck charm - to wear. Try your hand
at Roman writing and numbers.
What did the Romans believe? Find out about the major Roman gods and
goddesses, write a curse to avenge an enemy and look at how the Romans
Try your hand at some popular Roman games!
Look at the evidence for how the Romans used animals at Piddington.
Learn how to tell a sheep from a cow and a horse from a wolfl
Make your own shield and discover what weapons and tactics the Roman
army used. Can you use your knowledge to beat your enemies in the final
Discover the evidence for how Piddington Roman Villa was decorated.
Try your hand at creating your own fresco or mosaic.
Visit To Piddington Parish Church
Become a detective and complete a trail around Piddington Parish Church.
On your journey learn how Christians worship, which different colours
are used in the church year and how the church has changed over time.