Pencil and rubber – Roman style at Bath Roman springs

October 2013 download 741On a visit to the Roman Baths in Bath we had a live experience of an actor using a wax tablet and stylus.  He was dressed up as a craftsman who was recording his orders.  A great idea for classroom topic – learning about our script and different writing methods in antiquity. Children can explore the pros and cons of writing on a wax tablet and compare to writing on papyrus. October 2013 download 740

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