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.