Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

Year 8 Classics Days!

Year 8 Classics Days!

Over the last two days, the whole of Year 8 have enjoyed a range of activities as part of their Classics Mornings.  The days started with watching a documentary, which told the story of the outrages against Queen Boudicca of the Iceni tribe and her daughters by the Romans, and her subsequent revolt against the Roman legions with her own warriors.  We then explored this story in the ‘newsroom’, where the students produced some creative front pages of newspapers, and were forced to constantly update their headlines as more news of Boudicca’s antics arrived into the newsroom.  Finally, members of the Art Department helped us to think a little more abstractly about the story of Boudicca.  We thought about what she looked like, what she experienced and the fate of the Britons using a whole range of artistic techniques.  We’ve had an excellent couple of mornings, and as well as exploring the story of Boudicca in some depth, we have been able to give our Year 8s a little taster of what studying Ancient History further up the school might involve.