Last Wednesday 14 March, fourteen College pupils took part in the finals of this year’s Latin and Greek Recitā (called the King's Silver Medal for Latin Speaking).
In the competition, finalists are tasked with reading passages from selected pieces of Classics poetry in their original language of either Latin or Greek, from memory.
Amid the classical splendour of Musā, the competing pupils impressed and entertained their audience with accomplished and individual performances of the poetry of Euripides, Ovid, Sophocles and Virgil.
The adjudicator, Mr Simon Allcock, formerly Head of Classics and currently a housemaster at Wellington College, judged Arun S , Timothy O, Rosaleen C-D and Alvin Y winners in their categories.
As the victor in the Senior Latin, Alvin wins the King’s Silver Medal itself: his performance of the last 23 lines of the Aeneid captured the powerful dramatic potential Virgil’s poetry.
Junior Greek (Euripides, Bacchae 434-442)
Junior Latin (Ovid, Metamorphoses 3. 379-389)
Senior Greek (Sophocles, Ajax 284-300)
Senior Latin (Virgil, Aeneid 12. 930-952)
21st November 2023
Conservationist and presenter Megan McCubbin delivers the annual Cameron Bespolka Memorial Wildlife Talk and Lecture to over 900 local pupils
14th November 2023
The College held the finals of its public speaking competition, Recita, on Friday 10 November to a packed audience.
20th June 2023
On Wednesday 14 June, a group of Year 12 geographers from the College traveled to Herefordshire and the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park to undertake residential fieldwork.
9th June 2023
Dr Cullerne, Head of Faith Circles, delivered last Friday's address in Chapel inspired by a talk in Faith Circels given by a pupil, entitled 'Blind Faith'.
22nd May 2023
A mock General Election was held at the College as part of the Widening Perspectives society's aim to expose pupils to a wide range of views and opinions.
7th May 2023
The results in for the College's two most prestigious writing competitions.