King's St Alban's

29 June

Year 3 Ancient Greece Day

As part of this term's topic on Ancient Greece, Year 3 pupils arrived at school on Thursday in their togas. Children were then split in to two teams – the Athenians and the Spartans. The children took turns at making olive wreaths and acting out Greek myths. 

Next up all children took part in the Ancient Greek Olympics – the javelin throw was a firm favourite.

After lunch they performed their Greek myths to each other. All of the children demonstrated excellent comedic timing as well as a brilliant understanding of the topic. 

The highlight of the day was the announcement of the winners of the Olympics. Pupils were taken around to the Greek eating quarters (forest school!) and the winners of the Olympics were announced – the Athenians were victorious!  They then tucked into their feast, with some brave children trying muscles (from a jar) along with figs and dates.  Their thirst was quenched with red or white wine (red grape juice and apple juice!).

A fantastic day was had by all.