The other week H had to give a talk to his classmates. They do this regularly at his school, but this time, we got some pictures sent home for the first time. I hadn’t realised that it all took place outside in the big chair, so it was interesting to see that.
Last time H gave a talk about fossils and this time he decided to talk about Pompeii. We went to see Pompeii and Herculaneum over the summer while we were on holiday. They were really interesting, even though us adults had been there before. We actually went on the holiday because he had shown an interest in going to see them, although we didn’t really need a lot of persuading to return to that part of Italy especially as we booked in during a particularly cold spell last winter.
H didn’t just talk about his subject though as many of the other children did, he decided to make it more interesting for his classmates, so he prepared some resources (with a little help). First of all he asked them to try to guess the purpose of certain buildings from the pictures of them. Then he did a quiz where they had to guess whether a ‘god’ was a Roman god or not – he called this bit ‘god or no god’. It seemed to go off very well and I’m proud of how hard he worked to make it interesting for his friends.