A group of children were able to show off their knowledge recently after their school organised an historical fancy dress day.

Year three pupils at Benson Primary School had been doing a five-week project on the Romans and celebrated the end of it with a special themed costume day, the Henley Standard reports.

Not only did they sport Roman fancy dress, but they also ate food from ancient times, made jewellery out of clay and played Roman games.

Parents were invited to go along to the school and see what their youngsters had been up to and deputy head Shelley Mottram said the day was a great success.

"It gets them to be independent learners and researchers at this young age," she explained.

According to BBC History, the children should have enjoyed Roman-style food, as it mainly consisted of wheat-derived products.

However, they also enjoyed meat where possible, with kidneys a particular delicacy.