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the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Roman feast for Saturnalia

15 December 2017

On Thursday 7 December, the Classics department hosted a Saturnalia feast for all of Year 7. The Romans traditionally celebrated this festival by having the masters serve the slaves a meal and with the exchange of gifts. In order to celebrate what the ancient poet Catullus referred to as ‘best of days’ the department served Year 7 a range of foods that the Romans would have traditionally eaten, including cake, fruit, bread with honey and cheeses.

Year 7 had a wonderful time celebrating and learning more about Saturnalia as well as what the study of Classics involves from our Sixth Form helpers. Many thanks to all involved - and Happy Saturnalia!

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