Rome rules for day at school event

Students revisit ancient society in diverse ways
2013-04-25T00:00:00Z Rome rules for day at school eventSubmitted by Gabrielle Fimbres For St. Gregory College Preparatory School Arizona Daily Star

Middle school students at St. Gregory College Preparatory School celebrated Rome Day on April 19 with chariot races, Olympic-style games, ode writing, prophecy making and ancient crafts.

Students, many of whom have been studying Latin and ancient civilizations, took part in the daylong Roman extravaganza that has been a tradition at the school, 3231 N. Craycroft Road, since the 1990s. Latin teacher Jeff Clashman helped students make a giant papier-mâché bull that presided over the festivities.

In addition to a long run, javelin throw, obstacle course and archery competition, students took part in weaving, painting, bread making, poetry writing and a Roman feast. The day culminated with the annual highlight - competitive chariot races.

St. Gregory is an independent school for students in grades six through 12, with no religious affiliation

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