Saturnalia was an ancient Roman holiday that occurred during the winter solstice. It celebrated the return of Saturn, god of the harvest. The streets of Rome would be filled with greetings of “Bona Saturnalia.” Gifts were exchanged, and much feasting ensued.
Waynflete sixth-graders learned about Roman food, made their own Roman recipes, then “tea-ifyed” them to make them look ancient. They made ancient Roman pendants out of clay, inscribing them with their initials and favorite numbers—using Roman numerals, of course! Finally, the entire sixth grade gathered in the Drama Room dressed in togae (borrowed bedsheets, not the 30-foot long variety favored by Romans). Students wore pendants and ate Roman food to celebrate Saturnalia.
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The third annual New England Youth Identity Summit is just around the corner!
The theme of this year’s event:
Reshaping Communities: Finding the Courage to Talk to Each Other
We’ll kick things off the evening of Friday, April 6 with an event featuring dance, musical, and spoken-word performances. On Saturday, April 7, Waynflete will host a full-day program for high school students and educators featuring inspiring speakers, student-led workshops, and dialogue sessions intended to build bridges and create a vision for strong multicultural communities.
This year’s keynote speakers: former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and poet Ladan Osman.
The Summit is open to:
- Grade 8-12 students from any school
- Waynflete parents and faculty
Registration link will be available in January. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org
Waynflete was the subject of a feature article in the November 2018 issue of Old Port Magazine.
Click here to read the article.