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Classical Reading Competition 2019

On 14 March twenty intrepid students of Latin and Greek ventured to the Classics Faculty in Oxford for the annual reading competition, run by Oxford Classical Association. Several local schools took part and the standard was very high. Our students performed well, despite the fact that some of them had to memorize their passages, and the staff accompanying the trip felt that several had given flawless renderings of the texts.

The judges from the University of Oxford were looking for accuracy of pronunciation but also dramatic expression of the passages. Six of our students won prizes and others, particularly senior students, also gave outstanding performances. The prize winners were:

Emily (11M) – Junior Latin Prose – 1st prize

Bróna (11M) – Junior Latin Prose – 2nd prize

Giulia (9M) – Junior Latin Dialogue – 2nd prize

Agnes (9J) – Junior Latin Dialogue – 2nd prize

Katharina (9K) – Junior Greek Dialogue – 2nd prize

Maddie (9M) – Junior Greek Dialogue – 2nd prize

Our congratulations go to these students, and also to everyone who was brave enough to take part.

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