Swalwell Primary School

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Going back in time...

On Wednesday 2nd November, we journeyed back in time to the time of the Romans.

We travelled to Wallsend to see the end of the famous Hadrian's Wall, which was celebrating it's 1900th birthday! 

Segedunum, which means ‘Strong Fort’, was built to guard the eastern end of the Wall, and housed 600 Roman soldiers. We discovered what it was like to be a soldier living in the fort, it seemed to be a hard life.

It is the most excavated fort along the Wall and we were able to see the surviving foundations of many buildings and part of the Wall whilst learning about archaeology.

Our visit to Segedunum