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Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Judges had a tough afternoon of it at Bolton School Boys’ Division as they attempted to identify category winners at the Classics Reading Competition, an event attended by students from Manchester High School for Girls, Manchester Grammar School, William Hulme Grammar School, Withington Girls’ School, Loreto Grammar School, Birkenhead School, Merchant Taylors’ School, Bury Grammar School and Bolton’s Boys’ Division.
Students from the Boys’ Division enjoyed a very successful afternoon; Dominic Walker won the Sixth Form Latin reading competition, Nick Thompson won the Sixth Form Greek competition and Tom Patterson was runner-up in the Greek GCSE category. Boys also met with success in the Classics in Translation category with James Anderson winning and Jarlath Skelly taking the runner-up spot.
After earlier heats, each winner read their passage in front of the entire audience and the pupils were praised for the superb standard reached and for their bravery!
Earlier Bolton School Classics students enjoyed engaging and thought-provoking presentations from renowned Classics author and tutor Dr John Taylor and Dr Danielle Frisby, Lecturer in Greek and Latin at the University of Manchester. Dr Taylor admitted that even having studied Latin for 48 years he still finds it hard – hard but fun! Dr Danielle Frisby spoke about the role of Achilles in ancient literature.
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