Pupil Comes Top of Class in National Competition

Lower School pupils have succeeded in winning a national competition run by Oxford University.

As part of their Classical Civilisation studies, and to celebrate the 2,500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon pupils produced pieces of work ranging from pictures and poems to plans and models.

Work from 11 Lower School pupils has been on display in an exhibition at Oxford Universitys Classics Centre and Year 8 pupil, James Bateman, was the overall winner of the 11-14 age group for his account of the Battle. One of the judges of the competition, Cressida Ryan, Oxford University Classics Outreach Officer praised James work for its ingenuity and reported that everybody who had seen it had been most impressed. 

In describing the pupils work Ian Tompkins, Teacher of Classics said, The work done by our pupils showed real care and imagination. They wrote poems, drew maps, and wrote detailed explanations of the battle. We were particularly delighted to hear that their work has been shown in an exhibition in Oxford.  Marathon is a key moment in European history when the Greeks fought against a more powerful invader.  Through this competition, our pupils have been able to learn about and celebrate this important event

17th November 2010  Back to News