The Golden Age of Greece
  Originally started in 1997 to provide an archaeology workshop on Ancient Egypt. This workshop has been so successful,hoplite reaching over 30,000 Sussex children, and due to popular demand by teachers, we are now able to offer a workshop on the Golden Age of Greece.

This is a first year pilot scheme being delivered by our experienced archaeologist and teacher Robert Scott (M.A.) educated at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, University of London, and Associate Lecturer for the University of Sussex and Worthing College.

What we provide
School – Link is constantly developing and evolving to enhance learning needs and is structured in to three parts, to support learning outcomes:

1. Before we visit

We recommend children have an awareness of the geography of Greece and the Mediterranean islands including, Crete and Mycenae. Types of agriculture and animal husbandry.

2. During our visit

We will organise the pupils to take part in role plays and the handling of replica artefacts, these will be supported with visual aids. Each child will receive a printed authentic papyrus, which provides an introduction to writing resources in ancient Greece. The topics covered during the session are:

Workshop 1

The handling workshop is a class room based workshop for a one hour duration, investigating replica artefacts on four themes
greek figuresroman shieldFood
roman shieldTechnology
roman shieldLife style
roman shieldBurial and beliefs

Workshop 2

Role plays topics covered during this 2 hour workshop are:
roman shieldWhere is Greece (visual aids)
roman shieldThe Titans and the Olympian gods (role play)
roman shieldAthens & Sparta (role play/handling session)
roman shieldWarfare (role play/handling session)
roman shieldDevelopment of the Olympic Games (role play/handling session)
roman shieldWriting and Alphabet (handling session)

Children will re-enact roles of the struggle between the Titans and the Olympian gods and the past Athenians and Spartans, in order to make comparisons of life styles and systems of government.

3. After our visit

We are currently developing a web site resource, which will be available during 2008 – 2009 academic year. On completion of our workshop, each teacher will be provided with a Power Point resource, in order to re-enforce the learning outcomes of the National Curriculum.

Equipment, facilities and times

Access to Power Point for our visual aids is desirable or use of a White Board. A  P.A. system is desirable but not essential.

The workshop is a 2 hour duration; we recommend the use of the school hall and structure the workshop in to 2 parts. One hour before lunch and one hour after lunch (subject to individual school timetables). This provides a warm-up time for teachers with their pupils and a de-briefing time on completion of the workshop in the afternoon.

There is no set limit on the number of children attending the sessions, but we would recommend no more than 3 classes attending a workshop at one time. For those schools with more than 3 classes in a year group or mixed year groups, 2 visits may be arranged.


The Golden Age of Greece is available from January – June of each academic year.
We strongly advise early booking as we anticipate visiting 60 schools this year (2008).

Please contact
Robert Scott M.A. IOA UCL UL.
Education Officer/Archaeologist
on 01903 203956 or