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Year 10 Latin students prize winners in national essay competition

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Friday 24 June 2016

4 year 10 Latin students at Bennett have won prizes in the Classical Association Jowett Sendelar essay competition, which is a tremendous achievement. Students from schools across the nation enter this annual competition with around 100 entries in total. Bennett students were entering this competition for the very first time.

Laura Brown’s essay on ‘Women in Greek Tragedy’ won a Highly Commended prize. Her essay was singled out in this category and praised by the judges as displaying an ‘impressive appreciation of the relevance of the ancient theme to modern society, utilising a range of comparisons and examples from contemporary culture’.

Also ‘commended’ as prize winners were Charlie Carr for his essay on ‘Sparta and Athens’ and Sam Hughes and Francesca Verrechia for their essays on the importance of Gods and religion in Greek and Roman society.

Many congratulations to all four students and Mr Bryant hopes very much that other Bennett students will be similarly inspired to display their interest and passion in the ancient world by submitting essays in the competition in the future.

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