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

A Year 3 pupil provides entertainment for her classmates

A Year 3 pupil provides entertainment for her classmates - Credit: Archant

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 Year 3 pupil provides entertainment for her classmates

A Year 3 pupil provides entertainment for her classmates - Credit: Archant

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 Year 3 pupil provides entertainment for her classmates

A Year 3 pupil provides entertainment for her classmates - Credit: Archant

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

A Year 3 pupil provides entertainment for her classmates

A Year 3 pupil provides entertainment for her classmates - Credit: Archant

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

A Year 3 pupil provides entertainment for her classmates

A Year 3 pupil provides entertainment for her classmates - Credit: Archant

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

A Year 3 pupil provides entertainment for her classmates

A Year 3 pupil provides entertainment for her classmates - Credit: Archant

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

A Year 3 pupil provides entertainment for her classmates

A Year 3 pupil provides entertainment for her classmates - Credit: Archant

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