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Roman Day at Downing Primary School: Memories from Ipswich in 2004

PUBLISHED: 07:00 08 January 2018

A Year 3 pupil provides entertainment for her classmates

A Year 3 pupil provides entertainment for her classmates

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Suffolk children have now returned back to school after the festive break, and we thought what better way to mark the start of the new term than with some school memories?

A young 'slave' wipes the hands of a classmate after the feastA young 'slave' wipes the hands of a classmate after the feast

In 2004, Downing Primary School held a Roman day, with pupils rising to the challenge of dressing for the era, many wearing traditional garments including stolas and togas.

A feast fit for a Roman emperor was servedA feast fit for a Roman emperor was served

The Year 3 pupils got into character as they played the roles of slaves and masters.

The food is servedThe food is served

The group also got to tuck into a Roman feast in the classroom at the school over 14 years ago.

Pupils play the roles of slave and masterPupils play the roles of slave and master

Downing Primay School is now called The Willows Primary School, located in Downing Close, and welcomes around 310 children every day.

One of the Year 3 pupils enjoying the feastOne of the Year 3 pupils enjoying the feast

Can you spot yourself in this gallery or did you attend Downing School in the 2000s?

Plenty of fun was had at the Roman day at Downing primary school in 2004Plenty of fun was had at the Roman day at Downing primary school in 2004

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