Our latest student success story involves Year 13 Latin student Anthony Thompson. Anthony’s linguistic skills have led him to victory in the prestigious 2015 Cicero Latin translation competition. The Cicero competition is a renowned international competition, testing competitors translation skills and knowledge of the ancient world.
On Saturday 21st March, Sixth Form students from across the world, including Serbia and Italy, the United States of America and France, took part in a national Latin translation competition and an international cultural test, based this year on the theme of ‘Eternal Punishments’ in ancient mythology. For the first time in the competition’s history teams worked together to answer as many general classical knowledge and vocabulary questions in twenty minutes.
Anthony, who came 2nd during the 2014 Year 12 competition, emerged winner in the Year 13 category of the translation competition.
In the cultural competition, Year 12 student Katie Burke’s hard work was rewarded with a Commendation; while in the Team Competition, Year 13 team Joseph Boyland and Anthony Thompson came third overall in the UK.
Congratulations to all our Latin students who took part in this year’s competition.