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Local schools are inspired by Ovid

A celebratory event for students who produced creative responses to tales from Ovid.

This December the Faculty of Classics and Museum of Classical Archaeology were delighted to host a celebratory event for students who had participated in a very special competition organised by the Cambridge Schools Classics Project. Year 7 students from a number of local state-maintained secondary schools listened to tales from Ovid in their English lessons before being asked to produce a creative response to their favourite myth. Teachers in each school had a tough job choosing the best pieces of work produced by their students so that they could present it to a panel of judges, who would decide who would ultimately be the winner across all seven schools which took part.

On 7th December, the winning students from each school visited the Faculty to enjoy tales from the Odyssey with storyteller Hugh Lupton, for a chance to explore the Museum of Classical Archaeology and, most importantly, to be awarded with certificates and prizes and to find out the winner of the competition. 

The judges were so impressed with all of the wonderful videos and works of art produced by the students that they found it terribly hard to choose a winner but in the end, the Minotaur model and poem seen above by Joshua Cobbold from Sybil Andrews Academy in Bury St Edmunds was judged the very worthy winner.

Congratulations and many thanks to all the students and teachers involved from Samuel Ward Academy, Sawston Village College, Saffron Walden County High School, Thomas Gainsborough School, The Netherhall School, Sybil Andrews Academy and Anglo European School.  

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