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Blood, Sweat and Spears: Ancient Warfare

Students handle and interpret artefacts of war (such as ancient arrowheads, swords and helmets), and make their own Greek Hoplite warrior shield. Participants learn about the development of warfare and the important role that Hoplites played in ancient Greek city states, before donning their shield to re-enact the famous phalanx military formation.

Workshop Duration


Cost per Student

Learning Areas

1 hour 30 minutes

30 students


History, Visual Arts, Civics and Citizenship, English


Ethical Capability
Intercultural Capability
Personal and Social Capability
Critical and Creative Thinking

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