Get Involved: 'Cavalry Comics' Learning Project

Hadrian’s Cavalry - ‘Cavalry Comics’ Project

Do you like Romans? Do you like comics? Would you like your school to be part of the unique ‘Cavalry Comics’ project?...

All FREE OF CHARGE? If the answer is yes, please read on…

Hadrian’s Cavalry is a unique project that is bringing Roman cavalry artefacts together for an exhibition across 10 museums along Hadrian’s Wall. Roman cavalry artefacts from Hadrian’s Wall will be on display alongside those from the British Museum, National Museums Scotland, museums in France and Germany as well as those from private collections.  The Hadrian's Cavalry project is looking for four schools to take part in this unique project through the medium of comics.

The main funder of the project is Arts Council England.

Participating museums and heritage sites are:

English Heritage venues:

What do you get?

An all-expenses-paid (FREE) chance to:

  • Visit one of the museums and heritage sites taking part in the exhibition to see some of the special Roman cavalry objects from around the Roman Empire. Transport cost included.
  • Find out about Roman cavalry through a free tour by a Roman expert.
  • Find out about and learn comic-making techniques from a comic artist.
  • Create a comic (in your school) on a Roman cavalry theme (inspired by their museum visit!) with a comic artist.
  • Have your work published as a hard-copy and web-based comic as a legacy for the project. Each child will receive a free hard copy.
  • Undertake and complete an Arts Award Explore. Moderation administration and fee included.

Criteria for competition entrants

You must be:

  • available for at least 2-3 contact days in June/early July 2017 (dates to be arranged following competition)
  • willing to visit a participating Hadrian’s Cavalry museum (expenses will be paid!)
  • a Key Stage 2 group that is no larger than 35 pupils
  • willing to undertake and complete an Arts Award Explore
  • enthusiastic and willing to learn!
  • a school located within 10 miles (either side) of Hadrian’s Wall

How to enter

This offer is only open to four school groups.

We invite school groups to develop entries that are either…

  • A one 2-minute video/audio
  • Two sides A4 (can include words and pictures)

…that explains why they should be chosen to work with a comic artist to produce a comic about the Roman cavalry.

The entry must:

  • Be produced by the pupils that will take part if successful. Entries must be supported and submitted by teaching staff.
  • Be submitted by email (or via large file-transfer website) to Please include a cover note which clearly states the school name and address, a contact name and phone number.
  • DEADLINE EXTENSION: entries must be submitted by Friday 7 April 2017 at 5pm.
  • Adhere to the entrance criteria.

Entries will be assessed by the Hadrian’s Wall Education Forum, whose members are learning staff based at each of the exhibition venues.

Please email any enquiries to:

Lisa Keys, Hadrian’s Cavalry Project Management Team, on


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The main funder of Hadrian's Cavalry is the Arts Council England's Museum Resilience Fund.

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