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Classics Fiesta for Local Primaries

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 part.

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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