CHILDREN spent part of their summer holidays back at school, learning about mythical monsters.

The Iris Classics Centre at Cheney School ran its fifth annual summer school last week, taking place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

This year's activities and classes had the theme classical monsters, and were attended by 50 youngsters aged between seven and 14.

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Pupils were introduced to Latin and ancient Greek and learnt about legendary creatures including Ladon, the Cyclops and Medusas.

Refreshments included lyre, Cyclops and snake cakes, pomegranate seeds, golden apples, and cheese from the Cyclops' cave.

Lorna Robinson, director of the Iris Project, said: "We are very grateful to everyone who came and took part, and especially to all our teachers and helpers who gave their time this summer to plan and run exciting lessons."