Before Christmas five members of the Sixth Form Classics Society visited Year 6 at Torriano School for an afternoon of classical fun.
Emily, Anna, Claude, Lucy and Ottilie between them taught 60 pupils the basics of the Ancient Greek alphabet, Latin animal names and their English derivatives, and the myth of Daedalus and Icarus. Together they managed to work out their names in Greek letters, that Professor Lupin was so called because he's a werewolf (from Latin lupus, wolf) and that you should always listen to your parents' sage advice!
This was the second year that we have led outreach to this primary school. Both the sixth formers and the primary pupils got a lot out of the afternoon and we hope to partner with the school again in the future.