On the 24 August 79AD Mount Vesuvius erupted explosively, burying Pompeii under a crust of volcanic ash.
For the next 17 centuries the town remained lost, forgotten and preserved, sealed in a time capsule.
Excavations began in 1748. Once a thriving town, Pompeii is now one of the most famous and tragic towns of antiquity and remains a treasure trove of Roman civilisation.
Here are the photos from our ‘Tintern Explodes’ day. The girls all arrived at school with their crazy hair!!
It was a great science morning with lots of learning and fun.
by Linda Hudgell, Year 4 Teacher