Hornets’ Torcs

Before we move onto the Romans, Hornet Class have learned about the Iron Age and the Celts. Whilst finding out about the ways metal was used during this period we looked more closely at torcs – neck or wrist bands made most often of twisted metal. They found out that the name torc comes from the Latin for “to twist”, and that although we don’t know exactly why they were so popular, we do think that torcs were used to show wealth and importance, as well possibly for religious reasons. Whilst the originals were usually made from bronze or gold, Hornet Class had a go at making their own from plaited metallic thread twisted around a piece of aluminium. It was quite a tricky task but they did a fantastic job!

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