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Emperors, Coins, Frogs and Oracles - Feedback

Teacher Feedback

Praise for the Day

‘Very insightful interactive seminars – students really built on their knowledge! I have learnt so much! Thank you so much!’ – Mrs Bram, leader of Cloud 9 HA Programme President Kennedy School.

‘The day has been incredibly informative. I have enjoyed learning about the classics and how antiquity has been and is still used in modern life.’ Emily Darke, Associate Teacher of English, President Kennedy School.

‘Today has been a really engaging and intriguing day. It has changed my perception of classics and I have now made associations between ancient times and modern day. Our children have really enjoyed it and I feel they have gained a lot from this experience. A massive thank you.’ - Emily Darke, Associate Teacher of English, President Kennedy School.

Praise for Antiquity and Race

‘Brilliant! I am now going to ensure, when teaching social injustice, that examples and conversations around classics take place.’ - Emily Darke, Associate Teacher of English, President Kennedy School.

‘Very insightful experience – Year 9 are currently exploring social injustice as part of their English curriculum and they love it!’ - Mrs Bram, leader of Cloud 9 HA Programme President Kennedy School.

Praise for Gender and Sexuality

‘Amazing! As demonstrated in this session, gender stereotypes are still prominent in modern society, as they were in ancient times. It is important to address this to our children to ensure they feel comfortable in their body, no matter what is presented as ‘beautiful’ at the time.’ - Emily Darke, Associate Teacher of English, President Kennedy School.

‘Great way to break ice with starter – good way to have a conversation about stereotypes’ - Mrs Bram, leader of Cloud 9 HA Programme President Kennedy School.

‘A fantastic session with a message. Sexuality needs to be discussed more, and using the classics as examples is a great way to engage the children!’ - Emily Darke, Associate Teacher of English, President Kennedy School.

Praise for Antiquity and Fantasy

‘Fantastic! It is useful to show children that they can be creative with the ancient world and use their world to incorporate and build on their ideas using both. A fantastic session. The messages surrounding body image and race were particularly powerful. Excellent delivery and a great visual slide to engage the kids’ - Emily Darke, Associate Teacher of English, President Kennedy School.

‘Love how you encouraged students to build on their responses and analysed Dark Horse as an example – very relatable to our students as they love music’ - Mrs Bram, leader of Cloud 9 HA Programme President Kennedy School.

Pupil Feedback

‘I never understood how influential classical/ancient history has been on advertisement and how we try to conform to statue-like standards’ – Alys, The Kingsley School, Y10.

‘I didn’t realise how there are undertones of racism in media and how whiteness is seen as beauty’ – Alys, The Kingsley School, Y10.

‘I’ve enjoyed learning how classics is used in our modern society’ – Megan Smith, The Kingsley School, Y10.

‘It shows how the media takes anything historical and subverts it’ – Miriam and Karina, Y9 President Kennedy School.

‘Thank you for everyone who made this day amazing. WELL DONE’ – Isma Nissa, Y9 President Kennedy School.

‘It made me think that white is not always beautiful’ – Isma Nissa, Y9 President Kennedy School.

‘It has given me more information about how ancient history is modernised and used in adverts, and it has made me more eager to join Uni as there are many chances open for everyone’ – Tasneem Ranal, Y9 President Kennedy School.

‘It showed me how overpowered women are and the stereotypes we have set as a society’ - Tasneem Ranal, Y9 President Kennedy School.