This is Sparta!


  • What is the pig doing? Why?
  • What can the pig see that we can’t? (Hint: Look at the shadows!)
  • Is the pig alone? Will any other pigs (or other species) help it?
  • What happened to the sheep?
  • What do you think the farmer wants to do with the pig?
  • How does the pig feel? How do you know?
  • Predict what will happen next (in the next 5 minutes; in an hour; tomorrow…).



  • Why do some people choose to eat meat, and some people choose not to?
  • Should people be allowed to make that choice?
  • How might the world be different if people were all meat eaters, or all vegetarians?



  • Why is this picture called ‘This is Sparta’? What do you know about Sparta? What are the links between Sparta/Spartans and this picture?
  • Read more about Sparta (the Ancient Greek city-state) here: Sparta.



  • What do you think of the pig’s choice of weapons?
  • Can you design an improved shield or weapon?
  • Can you design something to aid the pig? e.g. suit of armour, a new weapon, a device to signal approaching farmers…


Credit: Gediminas Pranckevičius

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 23:26h, 29 June Reply

    This is SPARTA!!!

  • JD
    Posted at 10:27h, 28 January Reply

    Once upon a time there was a pig called Harry on Saturday he went to a pizzeria then he went to a party hooray it is pig party .Hey Lucas did you no that it is pig party. Then he went to a battle he was using a stick and a lid Harry was on top off a sheep so he won and he got rich.

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