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Classical Success

classical success

Many congratulations to two of our classicists who have performed brilliantly in the annual Association of Latin Teachers Reading Competition.

Isobel Wanstall (U6) was Highly Commended in the Senior section and Thomas Young (L5) won 1st Prize in the Junior section.

Isobel had to read a piece of Virgil paying attention to the hexameter rhythm as well as pronunciation and meaning (our Head of Classics Mrs Heavens describes this as “insanely difficult”!).

Thomas gave a confident, accurate and highly expressive reading of a passage from The Cambridge Latin course.

The awards are richly deserved and underline the ability and commitment of our pupils in an academically demanding subject. My thanks as well to Mrs Heavens for her inspiration and skilled leadership of classical study at St Edmund’s.

 

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