The Caerleon Challenge

The National Museum and Galleries of Wales has joined forces with CADW and Newport LEA, to develop an exiting multimedia resource for schools. The resource focuses on the Fortress Baths at Caerleon and is aimed at Year 3 children who study the Romans as part of their history curriculum.

The resource is in the form of a structured Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that allows the children to navigate through the tasks. The presentation also links to an exclusive multimedia resource bank provided by NMGW and CADW. The resource includes drawings, photos, video, virtual reality scenes and interactive drag and drop activities.

As well as the resource bank, each task has links to web sites and references to history related books that will help the children to complete the tasks. The resource supports a visit to Roman Caerleon and NMGW also have a number of loan boxes available to schools that contain replicas of items that have been found at the Fortress Baths.