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The First Olympics

Join us in a war-torn Greece where a sacred truce has been called. Why were the games so important? What was pancration? Why were the competitors nude?!

The First Olympics
The First Olympics

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KS1 & KS2

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In war torn Greece, every four years the fighting is stopped in order to honour Zeus, king of the gods. Your children, swearing allegiance to their state, travel to Olympia where we train the children as athletes to compete in the first Olympic festival; five days of physical endurance! Looking at the individual disciplines, we involve all the children in a workshop which requires focus and teamwork. There is a short introduction at the beginning covering the life of Ancient Greeks in general terms to provide some context before embarking on the games!

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