History Club Trip

The History Club ventured into the City of London to visit London’s Roman Amphitheatre and The City Wall at Vine Street as we have been researching a timeline of London.

The amphitheatre was hugely engaging and the children were keen to discover all they could about gladiatorial combat. Our journey from the amphitheatre to the Roman Wall took in some iconic sights of London including the Bank of England and the Gherkin. The children remarked more than once on how different the City is to Ladbroke Grove.

At the Roman Wall we saw a fascinating display showing 2,000 years of history in artefacts that had been discarded around the wall. Then to St Dunstan’s in the East Church Garden for a picnic lunch on the grass in the ruins of the church that dates back to the 12 century and was bombed during World War 2.

Final stop was the Monument – the well-known landmark to commemorate the Great Fire of London. A whirlwind tour of some key moments in the history of this fascinating city we live in.