On Thursday, the Year Five children enjoyed an engaging introduction The Maya.
They learnt about the three calendars, the different worlds that the Maya believed in and how they were destroyed. Children were dressed up in traditional clothing and carried out tasks that would have been demanded of them had they been naughty! These included sweeping with a very short broom all through the night, being pricked by pins and having to lie, naked and tied up, all day on the damp ground. (The last two weren't practised!)
The children played traditional instruments and a very tricky ball game where by arms and legs cannot make contact with the heavy, rubber ball. The players on the losing team are sacrificed, but luckily none of our children were!