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Classics Symposium Stretches Primary Minds

Friday, 30 November 2012

Able and talented pupils from local primary schools enjoyed a day absorbed in the Classics at Bolton School. 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.  Each child took away a special certificate for participating in the day.

The day was aimed at stretching pupils in what was, for them, a new area of the curriculum. Bolton School’s Primary Liaison Coordinator, Miss Sarah Gorner, commented: “It has been pleasing to see so many young people positively engaging with Classics and I am sure that the passion of the teachers has inspired in these children an early interest in the 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 day will have whetted the appetites of these young pupils.”

The primary schools taking part this year were Devonshire Road, St Thomas of Canterbury, St William of York, Beaumont, Pikes Lane, Sunning Hill, Clarendon Cottage, Heskin Pemberton from Chorley, Altrincham Preparatory, Haslingden and St Philip’s from Atherton.

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Girls and boys enjoyed trying on replica Roman armour

Girls and boys enjoyed trying on replica Roman armour

Pupils learnt about Greek and Roman theatre

Mrs Hone gave a session on Roman and Greek gods