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.