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Young Minds Enjoy a Taste of the Classics

Monday, 02 December 2013

Able and talented pupils from fourteen local primary schools have enjoyed a day at Bolton School studying the Classics. Year 6 girls and boys took part in a series of workshops in both the Girls’ Division and the Boys’ Division in which they learnt about Roman warfare, Roman and Greek theatre and their Gods and myths.  A variety of interactive activities made learning fun and enjoyable as children made masks and used a variety of props including authentic costumes, artifacts and helmets.  An award ceremony rounded the day off and each child took away a special certificate for participating in the day.

Bolton School’s Primary Liaison Coordinator, Miss Sarah Gorner, commented: “Once again the day has proved hugely successful, with all the pupils and teachers remarking how much the day had been enjoyed.  It has been pleasing to see so many young people being inspired in what is, for many of them, a new subject.  At Bolton School we are lucky to have subject specific teachers in Classical Civilisation, Latin and Greek and these subjects are very popular in both divisions of the school. I am sure today’s taster will have whetted the appetites of these young pupils.”

The primary schools which took part this year were St Peter’s Farnworth, Sunning Hill, Broadoak, Chorley New Road, The Valley, Blackrod, St Catherine’s, Devonshire Road, St William of York, St Gregory’s, Eagley Juniors, SS Osmund and Andrew, Oxford Grove and Astley St Stephen’s.

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The pupils engaged in various workshops throught the day

The pupils engaged in various workshops throught the day

Making masks in one of the workshops

Making masks in one of the workshops