Why history's no longer all Greek to pupils
HISTORY came alive at Ernesettle Community School when pupils got their hands on ancient Greek artefacts.
The Year 5 youngsters also dressed up in outfits modelled on those worn by the ancient Greeks.
The school's Greek Day was all part of a visit from 'Menelaus' – aka history expert Ian Johnstone.
Teacher Danielle Smith said: "I knew Ian from an event at my previous school and thought it would be a great way to make history more tangible and come alive for the students.
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"They loved the dressing up bit and it was all they spoke about for hours and hours afterwards."
The 43 students taking part had studied the culture and history of ancient Greece since returning from the summer holidays.