Leeds City Museum

Leeds City Museum

Year 5 pupils visited the Leeds City Museum today to explore the Greek and Egyptian exhibitions and in particular the Roman Exhibition that is currently on loan from the British National Museum.

The visit was part of Year 5’s ‘the Good, the Great and the Brave’ IPC topic which covers ancient civilisations and specifically what they have left behind in modern life today.

Pupils discovered that we are still using the ancient Greek Gods in our everyday life e.g. Hercules the movie, Greek words, e.g. ‘Eureka’, and evidence of Greek architecture which can be seen in the giant columns at the front of Leeds’ Town Hall. Pupils found that many of the medicines used today originated in Ancient Greece, and the Egyptian influence on Maths is still evident with words such as ‘Pythagoras’. Closer to home pupils learned that the name of the neighbouring town Leeds’ comes from the Roman name ‘Leodis’ and even Great Britain comes from the Roman name ‘Britannia’.