Tea With The Gods

To celebrate the first year of the ‘Exploring Classics’ project, King’s invited the year 8 Classicists from Spires Academy and their parents or carers to a tea in the Headmaster’s office.

The students have been coming to the King’s School Classics department fortnightly over the past year to learn about ancient Greek, Roman civilizations and Latin. They have been taught by five King’s School classicists, overseen by Dr Georgina Longley. The King’s students delivered the lessons and prepared the resources in the weeks the students weren’t visiting King’s. Lessons ranged from Latin vocabulary and translation, learning about the Greek Gods, designing their own mythical creature, writing a Roman slave diary and Greek tragedy mask making.

At the celebration the Spires classicists came along to show their families and teachers what they had learnt and it was obvious how much the students had enjoyed the sessions. The Spires students really enjoyed learning from the King’s students who, in turn, loved volunteering for the Exploring Classics project and working with the year 8 pupils. The King’s volunteers are looking forward to doing it again next year.