The Ancient Greeks
An interactive workshop designed to intrigue and enthral as children uncover the clues as to who is who in the ancient Greek world.
Hands-On Fun & Learning
Like all our workshops this one has been developed to provide exciting and fun hands-on activities, that ensure children learn at the same time.
This workshop is designed to meet the requirements of the KS2 curriculum and can be adapted to meet your school's needs. Please contact us to discuss your particular needs and preferences.
Response to this workshop has been overwhelmingly positive from both teachers and pupils alike. So why not book this memorable experience for your school?
In the first part of the workshop, children are asked to explore the question 'How do we find out about the past?' by becoming archaeologists themselves.
They excavate artefacts from Ancient Greece trying hard to work out who once used what they uncover. Could it have been a Mycenaean (Bronze Age) queen, a Spartan Warrior or an Athenian Playwright? A hero from the Trojan war. an Athenian woman or a hoplite soldier?
The second part of the workshop looks at Ancient Greek pottery. They made a lot of it!
They focus on Athenian Black-figure ware, become apprentices of the great pottery painter and artist Kleitas by designing their own decorations then painting it onto slabs of clay. They might even learn a little bit of Ancient Greek on the way!
It was all excellent!
“It was all excellent! The introduction using the bag of evidence engaged the pupils interest immediately. The trenches were fabulous and the range of artefacts to be uncovered was very impressive and clearly carefully planned. The pupils were able to make appropriate deductions for themselves which they could confirm or amend with the information sheets. They definitely developed their thinking skills and confidence in venturing opinions/asking questions. They enjoyed the opportunity to handle artefacts and were very excited to spot connections between them!”
Loughborough High School.