A feast fit for Zeus
On Thursday October 11th, Year 5 pupils arrived at school dressed as Greek Gods and Goddesses and Greek heroes in order to welcome a very special visitor – Hermes - to share his knowledge about the myths and legends of Ancient Greece.
Hermes and his time-travelling assistant Tam explained the stories of the heroes and monsters that the children have enjoyed reading during their English lessons.
Children learnt about the battle equipment that the Spartan warriors had to use and the reasons why they were constructed in specific ways. The children answered quiz questions to demonstrate their knowledge of the Ancient Greeks, including how the Olympic athletes were 'dressed' to run a marathon!
In the afternoon the children enthusiastically prepared their own Greek food. They thoroughly enjoyed making Tzatziki, vegetable kebabs, Greek salad and Pitta Meze as a feast fit for Zeus!
“The food was absolutely delicious – apart from the olives!”, Adam, Year 5 pupil.
“I really enjoyed modelling the Spartan helmet and understanding what it was like to be an Ancient Greek,” Oliver, Year 5 pupil.