2022 Heritage Leaver Mara Pintece was recently recognised in this year’s Cambridge Classical Association Reading Competition, where she prepared and performed a passage, in the original Latin, from ‘The Metamorphoses’ – a narrative poem written by Roman poet Ovid over 2,000 years ago. Mara, who is currently studying A-Level Latin at King’s Ely, entered the ‘Senior Verse’ category of the competition, which was held at the Cambridge University Faculty of Classics. She earned a ‘Highly Commended’ award for her performance, based on her pronunciation, scansion, and how well she performed and reflected the content of the poem.
And in another classical languages achievement, Catherine Rudge, also a 2022 Heritage Leaver, has been awarded first place in the Senior Greek Verse category of this year’s CAS Reading Competition at the University of Cambridge. Catherine is currently a Sixth Form pupil at the Leys, studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Greek. Mr Burden has clearly been preparing his pupils well for studying the classics!