Sixth-graders celebrate Saturnalia

Waynflete sixth-graders gathered last week to celebrate Saturnalia, an ancient Roman holiday that celebrated the return of Saturn, the god of the harvest.

Students made ancient Roman pendants out of clay, inscribing them with their initials and favorite numbers (using Roman numerals, of course). They learned about Roman food, making their own Roman recipes and “tea-ifying” them to make them look ancient. Finally, the entire sixth grade gathered in the new Lower School Innovation Lab dressed in togae—borrowed bedsheets, not the 30-foot long variety favored by Romans.