Glass beakers with moulded scenes of chariot races around the sides were called circus beakers. Archaeologists think they may have been sold as souvenirs of the most popular charioteers. Draw your own design for a souvenir beaker of the chariot races at the Colchester circus. Draw a rectangle and try to imagine what it would be like wrapped around a beaker. You might like to include some of the different features of a Roman circus in your design like the starting gates or the turning posts.
Information was sent to Primary schools in the local area asking them to encourage pupils to enter. Over a hundred entries were received and the difficult task fell to us to choose the winners. Prizes are to be awarded on Saturday 14th May 2011. Find out what Roman Mysteries author Caroline Lawrence author thought of the winners on her blog http://flavias.blogspot.com/2010/10/chariot-winners.html