We began by discussing the features of a Roman arena and creating questionnaires (a key geography skill!) to ask people what they would expect to see in such places.
Once we had agreed it was time to design our arenas and then follow our design plans carefully. We selected our materials, planned the steps of our work, made sure everybody had a job to do in the construction teams and then made changes when necessary...
|Making careful measurements and choosing the right tools for the cutting and joining stages are all crucial skills to master when working on a large-scale design and construction project.|
|As in Roman times, slave labour was used by some children in order to 'get the job done' ; )|