The Perse School

Pupils take part in Latin and Greek Reading Competition

14 Mar 2014

Yesterday, pupils from Years 7 to 9 took part in the Junior Latin and Greek Reading Competition; a contest organised by the Cambridge and District Local Branch of the Classical Association. Our pupils performed fantastically, particularly those who are only in their first year of learning Latin.

Our congratulations go to Blythe White in Year 8, who received second prize in the Latin Reading category. The judge praised his understanding of the passage he read (a story from Cambridge Latin Course Book 1 in which a centurion turns into a werewolf) and his clear pronunciation. Joseph Tidy (also Year 8) also took part, but unfortunately missed out on winning a prize.

The Year 7 team performed very well in the Latin play category – the judge considered them a “very good acting company”, picking out the contributions of Kilian Meissner and Jessica Painter as particularly strong. Our team were the youngest in the competition, which is for pupils in their first year of learning Latin.

Our two Year 9 readers in the Greek Reading category, Sophie Littlewood and Clara Balon, did not receive a prize, but did read a version of the story of Odysseus and the Bag of Winds with great clarity and understanding.

Well done to all of the pupils involved!

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