Devonshire Road Primary pupils study the classics at Bolton School

The Bolton News: A pupil wields an “ancient” sword at the classics day at Bolton School A pupil wields an “ancient” sword at the classics day at Bolton School

TALENTED youngsters from 14 primary schools spent a day at Bolton School studying classics.

Year six girls and boys took part in a series of workshops in which they learnt about Roman warfare, Roman and Greek theatre and Gods and myths.

Tracey Kelly, teaching assistant at Devonshire Road Primary School, said: “The children were in awe at the thought of visiting Bolton School and, with them starting secondary school themselves in September, it was a good experience for them.”

Youngsters made masks and used a variety of props, including authentic costumes, artifacts and helmets.

Bolton School’s primary liaison co-ordinator, Sarah Gorner, said: “Once again the day has proved hugely successful, with all the pupils and teachers remarking how much the day had been enjoyed.

“It has been pleasing to see so many young people being inspired in what is, for many of them, a new subject.

“At Bolton School, we are lucky to have subject specific teachers in classical civilisation, Latin and Greek, and these subjects are very popular in both divisions of the school.

“I am sure today’s taster will have whetted the appetites of these young pupils.”

An award ceremony rounded the day off and each child took away a special certificate, a Roman pencil and a ruler for participating in the day.

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