Groovy Greeks and Romans Day at St Benedict's for local schools

Over 50 children from local junior schools joined st Benedict's for a Greeks and Romans day, learning about Classical art and mythology.

Children from North Ealing Primary School meet Hera and Hephaistos
Children from North Ealing Primary School meet Hera and Hephaistos

29th November 2019 — Led by Classics teachers at St Benedict's, the event was attended by children from ten different schools, including North Ealing and Selborne primaries, Holy Family School, St Joseph's School, Orchard House and St Benedict's Junior School.

The morning began with an introduction to Greek and Roman art and architecture, after which everyone made their own mosaics. Back in the Library, it was time to make Classical Mythology Top Trumps, ranking each god's powers and qualities. This was rudely interrupted by a furious row over Athens between Poseidon and Athena (played by two sixth form students, who provided a very dramatic performance); settling their dispute the children voted in Athena’s favour, preferring her olive tree to Poseidon's salt spring.

Everyone had lots of fun while learning a great deal about the Greco-Roman world.

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Athena and Poseidon, played by sixth form students, put in a surprise appearance
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Making mosaics

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St Benedict’s is London’s leading independent Catholic co-educational school, situated in leafy Ealing. The School is a successful blend of the traditional and the progressive; proud of its heritage but also forward thinking and innovative. Within a caring, happy community, our pupils thrive, benefiting from a seamless education which can begin at the age of 3 and continue through to the Sixth Form.

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