It’s all Greek to Gedney and Lutton pupils

Emma-Jayne Martin and Ellis Kerry at the victory banquet.

Emma-Jayne Martin and Ellis Kerry at the victory banquet.

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CHILDREN from two federated primary schools starred in their own Greek legend inside Gedney Church.

Two days of working with outside teaching group History off the Page was a thrill for children in the four Key Stage Two classes at both Gedney Church End School and Lutton St Nicholas School.

The group, based near Cambridge, organised the children in ancient Greek costume to make goods to sell in the agora, or market place, in Athens c 490 BC, at the same time the famous sea battle of Marathon was being fought.

The federation senior subject leader Ian Bland said: “Two year groups on each day spent the morning making wax tablets, mosaics and medicines and pressing olives to make lamp-oil, and the afternoon celebrating the victory of Marathon with drama and poetry and feasting, with typical Greek food like feta cheese washed down with ‘wine’ made from Ribena.”