Artifacts & Replica Artifacts

Xiphos sword, Corinthean helmet, Hoplite Breast plate, Hoplite shield, Hoplite Spear

Workshop Overview

Help: Heroes Wanted!

Warriors, Ancient Greece is over run with a plethora of menacing monsters and terrifying armies we need a group of heroes to save the day… can your class help? Zeus thinks so, he’s sent down one of his pantheon of Gods to train your students to be ready for battle!

First things first, if we are going to be heroes of Ancient Greece we need to know a little bit about the country. We'll help your students to compare and contrast different elements of two of the most revered City States so that they can picture what life was like living in Ancient Greece!

Now, all good heroes need to be able to defeat the dreaded monsters that plague the land… But what do these creatures look like? What do they eat? Where are their weak points? The students will uncover this information through a series of engaging activities and games, providing them with the opportunity to take on the physicality and characteristics of such creatures as the Minotaur, Sphinx and Medusa. But how did the heroes of ancient Greece defeat them? We will show your students exactly what they did to slay these beasts and give them the opportunity to have a go themselves!

Come home with your shield, or come home on it! We will show you the equipment you need to be a successful Spartan Warrior, but we aren’t a boring museum – see your students faces light up as they learn how to wield a Xiphos sword, hold a Hoplon shield and use a helmet to attack!

Don’t panic if the stories of Heracles’ labours are all a bit Greek to your pupils. With our fun and all-inclusive theatre game we will bring to life a one of Heracles’ Labours before their very eyes in order to surround them in the magical world of myths!

Finally, can your students use there Athenian democratic skills and philosophical thinking to answer a series of questions about all things Ancient Greece in our Final Challenge Quiz round?

Now that your students are officially Heroes it’s time for us to leave, but we guarantee they’ll never forget the day a Greek God showed up in their school hall!

Key Areas

  • ?The difference between Athenians & Spartans
  • Ancient Greek Myths & Legends
  • Greek Gods & Goddesses
  • Ancient Greece compared to modern Britain
  • Greek Art and History

Links to the Curriculum

  • How Greece has changed through time 
  • Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world 
  • Inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past 
  • Compare and Contrast two city states 
  • Greek Myths and Legends 



'Children were very engaged! Learned lots. Lots of interaction kept it a fun workshop. Very knowledgeable practitioners - good, fun personalities. Loved it - thank you!'

Rawmarsh Thorogate Junior and Infant School

 'Wow! What a fantastic workshop. Active, informative and very engaging. The children have thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a lot. Thank you!'

Overdale Junior School

 'Highly structured, fun and interactive workshop which covered a broad range of topics. The training theme flowed nicely - a fabulous stimulus! We will definitely book you again.'

Maryport Junior School

 'The children loved the day and the staff were delighted with the whole package. The actors had a lovely manner with the children and they learnt a lot on the day. My daughter is in Year 4 and she had a fantastic time-we heard nothing but the Ancient Greeks all evening!'

Heyhouses Primary School


KS1 Age 5-7, KS2 Age 7-11


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