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Athenians versus Spartans


Children in Forms 3 and 4 wore a slightly different uniform to school last week, well I say slightly it was in fact completely different. Gone were the grey jumpers and in their place, Greek togas! Currently learning about Ancient Greece, the children were joined by Mike Everest from Portals to the Past (a history workshop company) who spent the morning talking to his audience about the Battle of Marathon and how the Greeks defeated the Persians. The children then played an Ancient Greek boardgame before challenging themselves with solving Archimedes’ puzzle. The fun did not stop there! After lunch, having been divided into Athenians and Spartans, the children took part in their own version of the Ancient Olympics, throwing javelins and such like (all health and safety checked of course!). To be honest I lost track over who won but it’s safe to say, being an Ancient Greek for the day certainly ranks highly in the “top days of the year list!”


February 2017