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Handling Boxes

If you are teaching the Romans with your class, why not borrow (currently only available from one location in Glasgow) our themed handling boxes for use in the classroom. Borrowing instructions are at the foot of the page

This ‘Go Roman’ soldier themed resource features a handling collection of quality replica Roman objects contained in four themed handling boxes for use in the classroom: The Legionary Soldier; The Syrian Archer; Off Duty; and Food and Cooking 

A teaching pack accompanies the handling boxes with a detailed, overarching, set of Teachers’ Notes which explain how to use the teaching pack and provide background information and Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes. It is linked specifically to Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes, First Level in Social Subjects: People, past events and societies. But it can be adapted to be used by any age group. Each theme also has a set of Teacher’s Notes and accompanying set of ‘Let’s Investigate’ object discussion and information cards.

The handling boxes have been designed to complement an exciting and innovative virtual reality game based on a digital reconstruction of Bar Hill Fort on the Antonine Wall. To maximise your class’s experience, download the free game, Go Roman, in either Android or iOS.  

To borrow a handling box:

Theme 3 and Theme 4 boxes:

Contact: Glasgow Museums’ Learning and Access team on 0141 276 9505 / 9506 or e-mail (link sends e-mail).  

Collect from / return to: Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, 200 Woodhead Road, Nitshill, Glasgow G53 7NN.

Terms:  Boxes are available for up to 3 weeks. One box per school at any one time. Collection and drop-off is Tuesday – Thursday between 8.45am and 4.30pm. A date and time will be arranged directly with the bookings team.

Theme 1- Theme 4 boxes

It is anticipated that a set of all 4 themes will be available to borrow and collect from HES Longmore House in the near future. Please keep checking this page for further information on this.