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Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Year 6 Gifted and Talented pupils from local primary schools
took part in a 'Classics Symposium' at Bolton School, designed to
stretch and challenge them in a different curriculum area.
Primary schools taking part were Chorley New Road, Devonshire
Road, Eagley Juniors, Clarendon Cottage, Altrincham Prep, St
Philips Atherton, St Catherine's Horwich and Markland Hill.
Throughout the day, the boys and girls took part in a variety of
Classics lessons and workshops. They got to plan their own Roman
army battle strategies and even try on the armour and helmet that
the soldiers would have worn. They studied Greek and Roman myths
and gods and learnt about Greek and Roman theatre. At the end of
the day each child was presented with a certificate for taking
Primary Liaison Coordinator, Miss Sarah Gorner said: "It has
been wonderful to see so many young people engaging with Classics
through new and challenging workshops and activities. Classics is a
popular subject in both divisions of the school, with specialist
staff teaching Latin, Greek and Classical Civilisation. They have
been delighted with the opportunity to engage primary school pupils
in subjects that they are passionate about and give the pupils an
opportunity to see what studying the different subjects at
secondary school is all about."
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