On Year 3’s Greek Day, we came to school dressed in Ancient Greek outfits which we had bought or made at home. Firstly we made some banners for our Ancient Greek Olympics. The banners represented state teams, for example Athens, Sparta, Crete, Argos and Troy. We made our banners using wallpaper and coloured pens. We attached bamboo sticks to each end to hold up our banners.
We tasted some Greek food before lunch. We had hummus, olives, pitta bread, breadsticks, balsamic vinegar, sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese. We hadn’t tasted all of these foods before but it was fun to try everything.
After lunch we went to the school field with our banners for our Olympic games. We did long jump, throwing a ball as far as you could and running races. In every event one person from each state team participated and the winner of each heat went through to the next stage. In the final, the Sparta team won overall.
By dressing up in togas, eating Greek food and taking part in Greek Olympics we learnt about life in Ancient Greece.
Some children had to lift their togas/dresses up so they could run in the races and walk properly; Ancient Greek clothing wasn’t very practical for modern living!
Click on the images below to view some photos of our Glorious Greek Day!
By Sam, Evie M, Marie-Jasmin and Finley