Middle school students at St. Gregory College Preparatory School celebrated Rome Day on April 19 with chariot races, Olympic-style games, ode writing, prophecy making and ancient crafts.
Students, many of whom have been studying Latin and ancient civilizations, took part in the daylong Roman extravaganza that has been a tradition at the school, 3231 N. Craycroft Road, since the 1990s. Latin teacher Jeff Clashman helped students make a giant papier-mâché bull that presided over the festivities.
In addition to a long run, javelin throw, obstacle course and archery competition, students took part in weaving, painting, bread making, poetry writing and a Roman feast. The day culminated with the annual highlight - competitive chariot races.
St. Gregory is an independent school for students in grades six through 12, with no religious affiliation