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Clutton School does the 'tortoise' formation as part of Roman studies

Pupils also made shields and are planning a Roman trip to Chester

Clutton CE Primary School children with their Roman Shields

Clutton CE Primary School children from Birch class have enjoyed making their own symmetrical shields as part of their Roman topic.

They learned different commands used in the Roman army and put them into practise using their shields. The tortoise construction was one of the favourites.

In Ancient Roman warfare, the testudo or tortoise formation was used commonly by the Roman legions during battles, particularly sieges.

The children will be learning more about this when they go on their Roman trip to Chester.

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