While many Halloween activities were sadly cancelled this year, J-Bugs still managed to celebrate by making a variety of masks, many of which were inspired by the Classical world and Lower School Classics Society.

From Medusa to Cerberus to the Cyclops, Junior Year got spooky, ancient style!

“The boys created a real mixture,” said Miss Van Dal, Head of Classics. “Some of the Classics specific ones involved Medusa and Classical warriors. They ended up being a bit more creative than we thought and making their own in some cases!”

In Greek mythology, Medusa was one of the three monstrous Gorgons, with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Those who gazed into her eyes would turn to stone. Fortunately, the J-Bugs were marginally less terrifying.

Mr Paterson added: “Junior Year’s masks were inspired by their favourite monsters, heroes, and gods from the ancient world. Among the Medusas, Minotaurs, and Muses, there were several COVID-style face masks that blended the current zeitgeist with classical mythology. The buzz of excitement and swapping of favourites myths was fantastic.”



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