The Greek Olympics… in Byron!

Undertaking an epic journey through the ancient cultures of Persia, India, Egypt and Greece, the Class Five child develops an understanding of the different pictures of social and human geography. Descending from the dream world of the ancient epics, through the development of agriculture, and concluding with the conscious civic society of the Greeks, the children trace the foundations of modern consciousness. Through a study of Greek architecture as ‘form balanced between earth and heaven,’  the children develop a strong sense of the beauty of form. This connects to the Olympic ideal, which is the counterpart to their historical studies, incorporating grace, strength, and the will to strive and physically do their best.

Last week, our Class 5 children had the opportunity to experience their own Greek Olympiad at Cape Byron Steiner School “competing” against themselves and others!

And… time to relax…