TEN YEARS AGO: Ancient Greece comes to Ruskington and more World Book Day celebrations

Here are three photographs that appeared in the Sleaford Standard 10 years ago this week.

Murray Edwards, aka Archon, centre, visiting Chestnut Street Primary School, in Ruskington, to teach the pupils about Ancient Greece. At the front, Sophie Holmes and Charlie Hare.
Murray Edwards, aka Archon, centre, visiting Chestnut Street Primary School, in Ruskington, to teach the pupils about Ancient Greece. At the front, Sophie Holmes and Charlie Hare.

The larger picture was taken at Chestnut Street Primary School, Ruskington. There, Year Five pupils had welcomed ‘Archon’, also known as Murray Edwards, to give them an insight into life in Ancient Greece.

The day started off with a reading of the Iliad. Then the children were able to try on armour and wield replica swords as Greek warriors.

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After joining the youngsters for lunch, Archon then led the children out for a combat re-enactment, before finishing the day by telling them about the tale of The Odyssey, with the pupils acting out various parts.

World Book Day fun at Start Right Nursery, Ancaster.

The visit was held to coincide with the children’s topic on Ancient Greece.

The smaller two photographs formed part of the paper’s World Book Day round-up.

Pictured top are youngsters from Start Right Nursery, in Ancaster, with (from left) nursery nurse Kirsty Cooper and nursery apprentice Jessica Barker, while below them are children at Billingborough Primary School, also in literary fancy dress.

Billingborough Primary School, also enjoying World Book Day 2012.