PUPILS at Abermorddu Community Primary School have had their marching orders.
Roman soldier Dodgious Maximus, alias Daniel Ellis from Roman Tours Ltd, visited the school to give Year Three pupils a taster of what life would be like as a Roman soldier.
With Daniel in a full Roman military costume, pupils took part in marching and battle exercises.
Children also learnt about Deva (the Roman name for Chester) and they made shields, bullars (Roman lucky charms) and necklaces in preparation for the soldier's visit which they wore on the day.
The budding centurions are studying Roman history as part of the national curriculum and Daniel's visit was designed to make history more accessible to the children.
Headteacher Ian Swain said: 'It really brings it alive for the pupils, rather than just watching a video or looking at models. The kids really enjoyed it, it gave them a chance to interact with history.'
If you would like to book a Roman soldier to visit your school or club contact Roman Tours Ltd on 01978 761264.