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’.
Back to news
School News on Twitter
Fundraising Orange for Charity
The Living for Sport Programme
University Science of Sound
Student Guardians with West Yorkshire Police
Miss Clayden – An Inspiration for Sport
Shania Wins National Competition
Studying Coastal Landscapes
Training Partnership with Bradford College
Full STEAM Ahead