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Mrs Bethan Pickup, Parent

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Classics Thriving at 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 Girls' Division's Hawwa Bham was commended in the Lower Sixth Latin Prose category.  Bolton's 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. 

Mrs Julie Hone, Head of Classics in the Girls' Division, said: "The quality of entries this year was particularly high and I would like to congratulate all our pupils in performing so well and their teachers for all the guidance they provided in the build up to the day." 

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

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Classics pupils

Over 20 Classics students from Bolton School took part in this year's competition