History gets dressed up

Greek History Day at St John's CE Academy, Clifton.'Madigan Drury, 11, left, and Gabrielle Sears, 11.
Greek History Day at St John's CE Academy, Clifton.'Madigan Drury, 11, left, and Gabrielle Sears, 11.

Pupils at two Calderdale primary schools brought their history lessons to life by dressing in historical costumes and enjoying period food and entertainment.

Elland C of E Infant and Junior School and St John’s C of E Academy, Clifton, held themed fancy dress days celebrating medieval and ancient Greek history.

Pupils from Years 1 and 3 at Elland C of E Infant and Junior School took part in a medieval castle themed day.

Children dressed in a range of costumes including kings, queens, knights, jesters and dragons and enjoyed a medieval banquet with traditional music and entertainment.

Pupils from Year 5 who have recently been studying ancient Greece dressed up as Greek heroes, Gods, Goddesses and mythical creatures.

The children learnt about social life in ancient Greece, and enjoyed food, games and writing in Greek.

The school cook arranged for a Greek themed menu to be served at lunchtime.

Year 6 pupils at St John’s C of E Academy also held a Greek history day, dressing up in traditional Greek costumes.

All of the events were organised to be fun and light-hearted, and gave the pupils a chance to enjoy history in a different way to their usual classroom lessons.