Latin prizes for children

August 03 2018

CHILDREN at St Augustine’s Primary in Downend took first and second place in a Latin drama competition in Bristol.

For the contest, run by the Bristol Classics Hub and partnered by the Bristol Classical Association, plays had to be performed completely in Latin.

St Augustine;s were the only state school to take part  in the competition, which was held in the 1562 Theatre at Bristol Grammar School. 

Despite having started Latin only eight months ago, the pupils were able to show off many of the language skills and vocabulary they had learned. 

Their teacher, Rachael Swonnell,  said: "Their dedication to practice reflects many of our core school values and they were super ambassadors for us. "Our whole school is tremendously proud of their success. Euge! (Hooray).”