Bringing Classics to Life
On 10 March, 11 students from Years 7-9 attended the Cambridge Classical Association Junior Latin and Greek Reading Competition held at the Classics Faculty at Cambridge University.
The pupils competed in three categories. First was a dramatic play reading, in which our Year 7 students acted and delivered lines in Latin in a highly entertaining way – Summer S has just been murdered and Ryka K is a tiger in the picture, left!
Students also competed in the Latin and Greek prose categories, in which our Year 8 and 9 pupils read out passages of Latin or Greek, focusing on expression, phrasing and pronunciation.
Our students were praised by judges Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson (Oxford University) and Dr Rosanna Omitowoju (Cambridge University) for their enthusiasm and Adriano L (Year 9, Bisseker) was awarded a Highly Commended in the Greek Prose category. The judges praised Adriano’s excellent accentuation and pronunciation of the Greek passage, and also emphasised that all entrants should feel proud of the training, effort and courage they demonstrated.