Making a Lyre Inspired by the Ancient Greeks

By Sheila Ceccarelli

Here, Portia, aged ten and in year five, shows, step by step, how she approached a creative homework to learn more about the Ancient Greeks.

The homework brief was to make a model, drawing or PowerPoint presentation, for a short talk to the class about any aspect of Ancient Greek life.

Portia wanted to learn more about Ancient Greek music and had the idea to make a lyre.

This homework followed a trip to the Fitzwilliam Museum and an Ancient Greeks workshop led by the education team there.

Portia's Lyre - Ancient Greeks - Sc
Portia’s finished Lyre: Learning more about Ancient Greek music through making

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