All Saints Grammar students visit the ‘Ancient Greeks’ exhibition in Canberra

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Students in Years 5, 6, 9, 10 and 11 attended the National Museum of Canberra on Wednesday to visit the Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes exhibition featuring items never-before-seen in the Southern Hemisphere, on loan from the British Museum.

Students toured the Museum and were also given a wonderful experience in A Living Culture. They were able to handle and explore a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects to help them understand the ways in which Indigenous cultures have evolved over time.

Many links were made between the content in the two exhibitions, and students asked probing questions to further their understanding.

Year 6 student, Noah, told The Greek Herald that visiting the Ancient Greeks exhibition made him realise “a trip to the museum isn’t just to see the artefacts, but it is a great chance to view the past.”

Katerina from Year 6 added that it was “amazing” to see all the Greek statues.

“I also thought it pretty amazing that we got to see how the Aboriginal people used Australia’s natural resources to survive. I really liked the way links were made between how the Greeks and Aboriginals lived,” Katerina said.

“For example we got to see a Greek warrior’s armour made out of bronze and an Aboriginal chest plate made out of kelp. Different materials, but very similar shapes.”

Year 5 students, Anna, Mannat, Marianne and Alessandra, also enjoyed the exhibition and said it “stimulated both our brains and senses using a variety of artefacts, statues, and visual and audio projections.”

“It allowed us to take a walk through Ancient Greece and to experience our culture back in time. Our journey was informative, interesting, and incredible. A must see exhibit for people young and old,” they said.

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