Ancient Greek

Historic Workshop



The workshop begins with an introduction from a Royal Greek Guard! In full Royal Greek Guard armour, the workshop leader will talk about their job as a guard, how they started out as a hoplite soldier and talk about the relationship between the Athenians and the Spartans.

The day is then organised into highly engaging, hands-on sessions.

  • The Battle Formations and Tactics session is the highlight of the day, where the children get their very own spear and shield to use during the session. They learn about the famous formations and battle tactics that the Greeks used to conquer lands far and wide, such as the phalanx formation.
  • Greek Board Games – in this session, the children get to play on wooden board games which have been hand-made to replicate what the Greeks would have had around 2000 years ago!
  • Greek Scribe – for this session, the children get to write in Ancient Greek on real papyrus paper, using reed pens and ink, just like the Ancient Greeks did all those years ago!
  • City Management – for this Powerpoint-based session, the children take part in a game where they take the role of members of the city council in Athens. Using real-life scenarios of what actually happened during the Peloponnesian War, they have to make decisions on what they should do to respond to certain situations. Decisions result in either a good outcome or a bad outcome. The scores at the end will determine whether they did well…or not!

“The Ancient Greek battle strategies workshop was incredible and the children loved having their own spear and shield and learning how to form the famous phalanx formation. The other workshops were super too: the children wrote on real papyrus using a reed pen and they also enjoyed making important decisions for the city-state of Athens.”

Dean White

Teacher, The Lanes Primary School

You may also be interested in

These Historic Workshops

The Vikings

The Romans


The Anglo-Saxons

Workshops Include


Throughout these workshops, children will handle and investigate some incredible artefacts, based on the topic they will be learning about that is in line with the curriculum. Some of these artefacts are genunine and others are replicas. Workshop leaders are fully qualified and will have ensure that the day meets as many of the curriculum objectives as possible. All learning is fully inclusive and accessible to all children including SEN and EAL children.

Inspire Education is a highly engaging online curriculum platform where children master the foundation subjects. Using a huge amount of tools, multimedia and interactive scenes, the content is knowledge-rich, logically sequenced and concept-driven to inspire children to execute targeted subject skills.

  Inspire.Literacy focuses on cross-curricular reading and writing in a truly unique way. Built around imaginative and interactive scenes, children master the development of reading and writing skills that are all built around units of work. All complete with high-quality texts, multimedia and purposeful lessons.

The Inspire platform comes with Mozaik 3D. These unique 3D models offer a unique opportunity to acquire knowledge more efficiently. They can be rotated and resized and have built-in animations. Most also include narrations and a walk mode, enabling you to explore a particular environment.

Signup for an online webinar with some of the top curriculum experts. Your school's curriculum should be fun, engaging and have a sense of purpose.

Purchase inexpensive, exciting and unusual historical and cultural artefacts. This unbeatable history collection starts at the Stone Age and goes right through to the 20th Century.

Book a historic workshop for your class. These workshops are highly engaging, hands-on learning, that is second to none.

Browse our catalogue for some of the most popular curriculum books out there, all heavily researched and handpicked to help build your classroom's library.