Pupils take on the classics in Classical Association reading competition
17 Mar 2016
Yesterday, nine Perse pupils took part in the Classical Association Junior Reading Competition, which was held at St Mary’s School. Here, pupils competed against local schools in a range of categories: Latin Play Reading, Latin Passage Reading, and Greek Passage Reading.
Five members of form 7L competed in the Latin Play Reading category, where they read ‘Decens’ from the Cambridge Latin Course (book 1), and whilst they didn’t scoop any prizes, they performed excellently, demonstrating their knowledge of the language.
In the Latin Passage Reading category, Alice Lord in Year 8 won first place for her reading of ‘in arena’ from the Cambridge Latin Course (book 1). India Grigson (also in Year 8) came highly commended in this category, reading the same passage.
Pupils also enjoyed success in the Greek Passage Reading category, with Killian Meissner in Year 9 taking home second place. Year 9 pupil Aidan Baillie also took part in this category, and despite an excellent reading, did not secure a place on the podium. They read ‘The Stag and the Lion’ from Greek to GCSE 1.
This was The Perse’s most successful year at the competition.