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Classics Success for Bolton School

Wednesday, 07 March 2012

Nine girls and twelve boys from Bolton School Girls' Division and Boys' Division took part in this year's Manchester Classical Association Latin and Greek Reading Competition, held at William Hulme's Grammar School in Manchester.  The Years 7 to 13 pupils were entered in various categories, which tested their Latin and Greek reading skills.

The two-man Year 7 team of Thomas Mair and Ross Pursey won the Latin Beginners' category for their lively performance of the story of a lion with a thorn in its paw.  Adam Woolley, Year 12, won the Sixth Form Latin Verse category with a wry and sophisticated performance of a piece of Ovid's love poetry.  The Girls' Division's Hawwa Bham was commended in the Lower Sixth Latin Prose category. 

Dr Reeson, Head of Classics in the Boys' Division, said: "The competition was particularly fierce this year, and all our candidates should be congratulated both for their performances and for their behaviour on the day, which was exemplary. I'd also like to record my thanks to the members of our Classics Department teaching staff for their hard work in preparing the boys for the competition." 

All pupils at Bolton School start their Latin Studies when they join in Year 7.

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Bolton School Classics students

Classics students enjoyed their day out at William Hulme's Grammar School

Adam Woolley, winner of the Sixth Form Latin Verse competition and the Year 7 Latin Beginners' category winners