This interactive workshop explores the complex and mysterious myths of ancient Greece. The ancient Greeks believed that these stories were true and had consequences that affected the lives of everyday people. Even today the influence of this ancient civilisation can still be seen in everyday life in the western world. The session is led by a member of our education team, who will be with you for the duration of the session.
In this session pupils will be introduced to the principal gods, goddesses and heroes of Greek legend. They will discover that, much like humans today, they had fierce family feuds, travelled abroad on bold adventures, and celebrated their successes with big parties! Pupils will also discover some of the great Greek heroes who battled with fearsome monsters and composite creatures. The session is supported by a variety of replica props, costumes, artistic interpretations and digital resources. Pupils will be encouraged to take part in dressing up, role-play and a team game.
Key topics explored in this workshop are:
In the session pupils are encouraged to develop and communicate their knowledge and understanding through speaking, listening, and reading activities and the workshop may well offer inspiration for writing activities.
Please arrive on time for your show or we may not be able to run it for you. Please share these notes with your adult helpers before your visit. This will help them to support your pupils have a successful and enjoyable day.
Through participating in this session students are encouraged to think about democracy, individual liberty and tolerance.
Mutual respect and tolerance: