It’s all Greek on school history day

Ancient Greeks Day at William Stukeley Primary School, Holbeach, where Jack Bergmann, Koebi Austin, Eloise Wamdrag and Matilda Southen send messages to Zeus.
Ancient Greeks Day at William Stukeley Primary School, Holbeach, where Jack Bergmann, Koebi Austin, Eloise Wamdrag and Matilda Southen send messages to Zeus.
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William Stukeley Primary School, Holbeach, turned into a Greek paradise on Friday as the wow factor was brought to history lessons for children.

The school staged an ancient Greeks day to launch this term’s history topic, but elements of art, cookery and creative writing also came in handy for youngsters.

Staff joined pupils in dressing up invarious Greek costumes and the day also included researching architecture, music, language and mythology focusing on gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Hercules and Apollo.

Teacher Toni Handson said: “We hold these Wow Days every time we launch a new topic for our children.

“This term we’re looking at Ancient Greeks and for the beginning of the topic, children and staff came to school dressed as Greek warriors or gods.

“We did a carousel of activities, including Greek architecture, dance, food and drink, history and the Greek alphabet.

“The children also learned how to write their name in Greek and they did some research on Greek gods and goddesses so they could play a card game.”

The day turned out to be a creative one as youngsters made laurel wreaths, message cards for Zeus and posters showing Greek architecture and design.

Miss Handson said: “The children were inspired to go on and continue their learning about ancient Greek history.”