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