PUPILS at a Shoreham school dropped English in favour of Latin on Monday, as they got into character for Roman Day.
Year-three children at St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, in Sullington Way, dressed up as gladiators, goddesses, slaves and soldiers for the day.
Class teacher Lucy Kelly said: “They received a scroll from the Empress at the start of the day with a list of instructions.”
The children were told to design and create mosaics to decorate the room, learn Latin phrases and make Roman food.
They also had to create an identity card for the character they were dressed as, to prove their Roman identity.
Those dressed as similar people were then grouped to prepare a speech about the lives of their characters.
The Empress said in her scroll: “I will visit to check on your progress this afternoon –make sure you are prepared or else face my wrath!”
Eight-year-olds Scarlett Cosson and Poppy Hodge said they had enjoyed making the bread.
Scarlett said they had had to oil the bowl and Poppy said they then made the dough.
Thomas Anscombe, eight, added: “We needed to put in some onions as well.”
Some children made individual mosaics and others worked on larger projects, using paper, fabrics and card.