Myths in the voices of children

Myths in the voices of children
Students from Ipswich Academy

Myth Reading Group
Wednesday 5 February 2020
1.15 – 2.45 pm
Room NTC.2.07

Nicolas-Guy Brenet, Apollo Crowning the Arts (1771) [public domain]

This session will include a short performance of an original script written by Year 9 and 10 students from Ipswich Academy. The script is derived from the work the students have been doing as part of their extracurricular Classics Club. The play explores how mythical figures can be adapted by children in order to express contemporary concerns and their views of the world.

The second part of the session will concentrate on a discussion of the value of including the study of mythology in secondary education, especially in terms of enhancing the students’ cultural capital. The students will introduce their views on the importance of ‘translating’ Classical Greek myths in a contemporary setting. The performance and the discussion will be facilitated by the students’ teacher, Dr Stefanie Savva.

You are welcome to bring your lunch to this session. Please note the room change from last term.

Essential Reading:

Further Reading:

 

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