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Pendleton - Lounging on blankets, eating grapes in the afternoon like the patricians they had just finished learning about in history class, the sixth-graders at East Elementary School helped turn their cafeteria into a roman holiday of their own last week.

With most students wearing togas and sandals, teachers and parent volunteers served fresh grapes, olives and a variety of other would-be exotic appetizers at the school’s annual Roman Feast, a popular activity that teachers say help re-enforce weeks of history lessons.

“It culminates a very important part of our curriculum,” sixth grade teacher Angie Brenson said. “I’d say we spend a month or so working on Roman and Greek history.”


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