The Greek day is set in the 5th Century B.C.E and hosted by Archon the Athenian Hoplite.
Areas covered in the day:
Life in Ancient Greece: Including ; city states,women's roles, democracy, education, art, the theater and medicine.With special focus on the rivalry between Sparta and Athens . (This is interwoven throughout the day)
Introduction to the Hoplites : Who they were, how they fought and weapons used. Archon delivers the sessions wearing Ancient Greek armour which he uses to exemplify this whilst bringing children out to demonstrate a variety of equipment.
Greek Battle Tactics: Up to 60 children at a time learn how to form the Phalanx with replica wooden shields and spears. (approximately 30 minutes)
Handling session: Time for pupils to try on armour and handle blunted weapons. ( in rotation with Battle Tactics session- teachers to supervise and facilitate)
Thermopylae Battle Reenactment: Greece V Persia -The children take part in a re-enactment of one of the most famous battles in military history and learn about it's influence on future events.
Greek Myths:The Odyssey -Children play the main roles in this fun re-telling of one of the oldest stories in the West. This is followed by the true monsters which influenced the myths.
The above details a typical day for a large school. For smaller groups Olympic sports such as the 'Shield Race' can be included. Greek days can be adapted to suit the unique needs of your school.
Please note there are currently changes to the offer due to Covid 19 see here for details.