Friends, Romans…Students: School unveils new amphitheatre after £50,000 boost
A replica Roman amphitheatre has been created at a school as part of a £50,000 lottery project.
St Helena School in Colchester has strong Roman connections and has the remains of two Roman temples under its site.
The school has now secured £50,000 funding from the Heritage Lottery Project under its Young Roots programme.
And the school has created a replica Roman amphitheatre in the courtyard area.
Sarah Caven-Atack, the school’s director of finance and administration, said: “The courtyard is for the school and for the wider community to learn about the history which is beneath the school.