Latin and Greek: Year 6 Channel Their Inner Gladiator


Are you familiar with the different types of gladiators who fought in Rome? Could you decipher clues written in the Greek alphabet to find your way to the hiding place of a Persian spy? How good are you at running in a race in full ‘armour’?

These were all challenges faced by Year 6 children who took part in a Classics Exploration day on a very hot afternoon at the end of June at Eastbourne College.


In true Roman style the children took competing with other Prep Schools in these challenges very seriously.  They worked in three different groups and showed great skill at both the Spy Game and Gladiatorial Strategy Game, but were particularly successful in the Ancient Olympics.

4Sophie, Kayla and Angelica were all victorious in events in which they would not have even been able to participate 2,000 years ago, the Olympic Games being available for men and boys only. The afternoon was rounded off with a Greek feast where the pupils were awarded t-shirts to commemorate their success.



A great time was had by all and at the end of the afternoon the children returned to the school enthused by the wonders of the ancient world.


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