Greek Laurel Wreaths

Today, we learnt about the history behind Greek laurel wreaths. Traditionally, this would be horseshoe shaped and made from olive twigs and would be worn on the head. The Greek god Apollo wore one on his head. In Ancient Greece, wreaths were given to special people such as winners of sports events. Today they are still presented at the Olympics which, of course, originated in Ancient Greece. We made our own wreaths from leaves, branches, bark and twigs in Forest School.

 

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