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Year 9 Latin Roman Scroll Project
Photo by Maeve Lonie

Year 9 Latin Roman Scroll Project

Maeve Lonie —

In May students created their own simple texts and translations in Latin and displayed them authentically through our scroll-making activity.

Imagine having to rewind your book to the beginning after you’d read it - this is what the Romans had to do when they read scrolls. Ours have a mixture of famous Latin quotes, modern quotes translated into Latin, original quotations, Harry Potter spells, and π to 100 decimal places. The pages are aged with coffee, lettering is done with ink and brush or fine-tip pen, and the scroll is then rolled around sticks for compact storage.