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Romans writing workshop (KS2-KS3)

A Roman assembly and writing workshop with CWC founder Robin Price is a great way to get your students writing epic Roman stories. Robin is the author of the popular Spartapuss series – set in ancient Rome in a world ruled by cats and he's developed an assembly and paired story writing workshop for schools suitable for Y2-Y9s.

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Epic Roman assembly

The assembly unpacks the Romans topic, introducing the class to the fascinating world of ancient Rome with its legions, gladiators, chariot racing etc. In this interactive assembly your class will: hail the Emperor in Latin; act out a Roman skirmish with try Celts and do some ‘gladiator fighting’.

Roman writing workshops

After the assembly pupils will be primed and ready to write. We'll use the Roman story interactive app and writing frame. We also run assemblies on the Celts and Boudicca – so you can choose to concentrate on the Romans in Britain or in Rome. The focus of their writing can be factual or imaginative.

Feedback from teachers:

“Robin’s “Spartapuss” assembly was a fantastic combination of Roman facts, story telling and knockabout comedy, that, whilst entertaining the whole school, also cunningly prepared the ground for their own story writing…”

“Robin’s sessions not only gave children a structure for planning a story, but really excited and inspired them so that they couldn’t wait to get writing!” Richard Smith, Deputy Head, Trafalgar School

Extension activities

This workshop is sure to generate some strong writing which we can upload to our epic Hall of Fame. We will leave you with a fun extension task using page borders. Some teachers like to add an editing phase before sending it. Submitting the stories is not time consuming – just take a photo on your phone and email them.

About the Spartapuss series

Set in ancient Rome ruled by cats, Spartapuss is a great way of making history fun.
There are two series of books. The original Spartapuss series is great for 8-12 year olds and – includes Catligula, Die Clawdius, Boudicat and Cleocatra's Kushion. There is also The Olympuss Games series – an easy to read option for 6-8 year olds featuring the Son of Spartapuss and feisty female gladiator Furia.

Check out MC Lars amazing rap explaining the story of Spartapuss.

How to book this workshop

To inquire about this workshop call Yvonne Lang on 01535 656015 ext 9850 or


The Romans is one of 50 workshops and themed assemblies that you can choose when you bring Creative Writing Club to your school. We also run workshops on Boudicca and the Celts. You can choose to focus on the Romans in Britain or in Rome. Other topics are available on request.

Romans by the wall

A Creative Writing Club activity

How to book this workshop

To inquire about this workshop