Monday, 31 March 2014

Panoply at the UCL Classics Fair

Today we’re busy getting ready to host a stall at tomorrow’s Classics Fair, which will be hosted by University College London in partnership with the Iris Project. The fair looks to educate and entertain London-based secondary-school students in response to the inspiring resurgence of interest in classics and classical studies. Around thirty academics, postgraduate students, actors, curators, and alumni are contributing with talks, performances and creative activities. The fair is intended to convey the vibrancy and importance of the classics to a new generation of state school pupils who attend institutions where classics and classical civilisation are not taught as part of the ordinary curriculum. The event forms part of a larger, growing classical outreach movement across London and the UK.

At the Panoply stall we’ll be showing our animations to pupils and teachers. We’ll be encouraging teachers to try the animations out in the classroom and giving tips on how to include them. Pupils and teachers will also be getting involved in the Every Soldier has a Story project: creating characters, designing shield decorations, and being filmed and photographed with their hoplites. Should be fun!

A photographic update - here's the Panoply stall, with Amazon playing in the background. Our thanks to UCL and the Iris Project for inviting us along, and thanks to all the brilliant people who checked out the stall and played the Every Soldier hoplite game.

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