The Ancient World

The Ancient World

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This project will engage children in the study of Ancient Greek and Roman civilisations!

From Olympic games to gladiatorial games, the birth of democracy to the tyranny of emperors, from the Persian empire to Roman Britain, our student volunteers will work with your class to enhance their interest in the history, literature, language and material culture of the ancient world.

In partnership with the Department of Classics and Archaeology.


Is it for you?

  • Suitable for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • Weekly 60 minute sessions 
  • Sequence of five weeks in Spring Term 2
  • School staff must be present to supervise children in all sessions.

Curriculum links


  • Ancient Greece - a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world
  •  The legacy of Greek or Roman culture on later periods in British History


  • Ancient language (Latin) - to provide a linguistic foundation for reading comprehension and an appreciation of classical civilisation


  • Reading comprehension - increasing familarity with a wide range of books, including myths and legends, and retelling some of these orally.

Further information

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