Grade 3 Hosts Olympic Festival

On June 7, third graders capped their yearlong studies of ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures with an Olympic Festival attended by parents. With families dressed in traditional Roman togas, and students sporting coordinating sashes to denote their affiliation with one of several ancient Greek city-states, the festival began with a parade presided over by the gods Zeus and Medusa. Students then raced to the athletic fields, where they competed in discus and javelin throwing, sprinting, and the chariot race. Participants next enjoyed dinner in Shore's Dining Hall, where students displayed their Roman-style mosaic artworks, Egypt-inspired clay jars, and posters depicting the influence of ancient cultures in their own communities. The event concluded with the recitation of odes composed by the students.