Pilgrims' Classicists succeed at Latin and Greek Reading competition
Fourteen Classicists met like-minded pupils from other schools at King Edward VI School in Southampton, to successfully perform dialogues and readings in Latin and Greek.
Placed at the top of their sections, boys' performances at the annual Latin and Greek Reading Competition, included a dialogue between an unscrupulous medicine-man and a potential client, a scene from a journey to the Underworld and the retelling of the premise of the Trojan War. The humorous portrayal of an unwise purchase was also given very positive feedback. A number of boys provided convincing performances in Latin and Greek that swayed the adjudicator's vote; it was a tough call, as the level of the performances was high.
Head of Classics, Mrs Brill, said of the achievement: "Well done to all our team, who managed to fit this event in to a very busy week. Despite not having had much opportunity to practise, they all delivered with great flair and visible enjoyment, representing the School brilliantly in every way.
The added bonus was meeting former Pilgrims' boys again, ready to perform in the Senior section of the Competition and still pursuing keenly the study of the Classics."