Legionary Lessons in Elective History.
For history week, the Stage 5 Elective History class recreated Roman weaponry. Using cardboard and hot glue, the students measured up accurate sizes for Roman swords (Gladius) and shields (scutum). The shields were then painted and decorated with a Roman crest. Once they were finished, the class took their creations to the Secondary Oval to mimic some of the Roman battle formations that they had learned in their elective history class, for example, the phalanx.