Mercy’s Junior Classical League Has a Roman Celebration

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Senior Alise Wenner (sitting down) and junior Arianna Watson (standing up) work to construct their groups Lego building, using support beams and other Legos, to help give the appearance of a real Roman monument.

Senior Alise Wenner (sitting down)  and junior Arianna Watson (standing up) work to construct their groups Lego building, using support beams and other Legos, to help give the appearance of a real Roman monument.
Senior Alise Wenner (sitting down) and junior Arianna Watson (standing) work to construct their group’s Lego building, using support beams and other Legos, to help give the appearance of a real Roman monument.

   Mercy’s Junior Classical League (JCL) recently had their last meeting of the year, in which they had a party.   The Latin room was decorated with balloons and streamers which helped give the feeling of being at a real party.

       During each JCL meeting an activity is always planned that incorporates Roman history. This time, the activity was constructing a Roman building out of Legos. Club members were put into five groups, and each was assigned a leader who would speak on behalf of the whole group. Each group was given a picture of a Roman building and was told to build it in twenty minutes.

When each group was finished constructing their building, the designated leader spoke about their Lego building and its Roman counterpart. Each group member was then asked to vote on which Lego building most resembled its picture. Team leaders gave each member of their group five pieces of paper, in which they wrote down the number they rated each of the five buildings. They were rated from one to five, with one being the best and five the least.

Although each group constructed a beautifully made Lego building, only one could win. When the votes were tallied, it was coincidentally my group ended up claiming first place. Nevertheless, each group was able to display their building on a table facing the window outside, with the picture of its Roman inspiration beside it.

When all the groups were done cleaning up their tables, the were asked if they wanted to receive a piece of cake, in celebration of this being the last JCL meeting of the year. Members were asked to come receive their cake based on where their table was located. In the end, everyone was awarded a piece of cake and some pop for all their hard work.