Ancient Greek Inventions & Discoveries

KS1/LKS2

The discoveries and inventions of the great names of Ancient Greece still influence us today. Spend a day with the Greek Goddess Hera finding out what the Ancient Greeks discovered!

Discover the achievements of these five inventors
  • Join Philo the Greek engineer experimenting with water wheels.
  • Join Hippocrates to discover his thinking on medicine, treat wounded soldiers using his new ideas and swear the ‘Hippocratic Oath’.
  • Take a bath with Archimedes and play with toys inspired by his inventions.
  • Spin with Pamphile, the inventor of the distaff and silk spinning, try on Greek style clothing.
  • Find out how Sophocles performed plays with just 3 actors, use masks and perform Pandora’s box, one of his great plays.
  • Discover the fate of girls and boys when they came of age, which toy will you sacrifice, will you get to the Olympics?
Learn to write as Sophocles did

Schools booking for more than 1 class will be provided with teacher-led activities for use when they are not with Kathryn, so that all the children are involved throughout the day.

Prices: £190/£295 for half/full day plus £30 for each extra class plus travel expenses – please enquire to discuss exact costs – thehistoryvan@gmail.com

Greek Classroom Topic Boxes

Topic specific books, chosen by you to be used in your classroom throughout your topic. Available to rent or to buy outright, please get in touch to discuss your classroom needs. All books are available to view and purchase here.

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