Pompeii’s devastation

A new term, and with it a new History topic. The children spent their first morning back after the Easter holidays learning all about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. As a final outcome the children wrote play scripts using specific vocabulary relevant to the time period. Taking advantage of the beautiful weather, we took our performances outside and practiced them. In the pictures can you spot the following: people clinging onto walls whilst the earth shakes; citizens huddled together on a boat escaping the bay; some people struggling to breathe due to the ash cloud; a poor dog abandoned by its owners; others being given first aid for major burns and some children playing knucklebones before the eruption.