MEMBERS of Stow Youth Centre had a unique insight into their Roman ancestry when they took part in a mosaic workshop at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester recently.

The Stow youngsters were joined by members of Cirecencester Young Carers for the event, which was organised by Gloucestershire County Council youth service and archives department in conjunction with the museum and Cotswold District Council.

The workshop came about after young people in the area were asked what type of historical events they would be interested in.

Amanda Hart, the museum's education officer, talked about the Romans and their art and local artist, Eppie Short, helped the group produce their own mosaic.

Gloucestershire museums development officer Julie Reynolds said: "The young people who took part in this event had fun at the same time as learning about Roman history.

"The result is a beautiful mosaic made using ancient techniques, with images, lettering and patterns from both the Roman era and modern times.

"This piece of artwork will now be placed on display alongside the famous hare mosaic in the Corinium Museum."