The Primary Ancient Greeks website is the product of a long-term collaboration between the Cambridge School Classics Project (CSCP) and two professional storytellers. Its core aim is to provide reliable, accessible and engaging materials to support the teaching of Ancient Greece as a unit of Key Stage 2 history, in English or as a topic.
CSCP is a not-for-profit organisation based in the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Education. It was created in 1966 with the specific goals of reforming the teaching of Latin and ancient Greek and of widening access to the study of the classical world in the newly created comprehensive schools. In 1996 it broadened its remit to include the support of classical subjects in primary schools. Between 1999 and 2005, in conjunction with the storytellers, it produced two major resources for teaching the stories of Homer at Key Stage 2: War with Troy, the story of Achilles and Return from Troy: the story of Odysseus. Both are available at www.classictales.co.uk.
Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden are highly experienced and respected storytellers who, when working separately, tell stories from a wide range of cultures; when working together, they specialise in stories from classical mythology. In 2006 they won the Classical Association prize for their ‘outstanding contribution to public understanding of classics’.