Bedales shows its mettle and fashion flair in Classics

Bedales showed its mettle (and fashion flair!) in the annual Greek and Latin Reading competition at Cantell School. Outwardly flamboyant, inwardly careful was the watchword as a team of 11 Bedalians took on students from seven other schools in the south-east to see who could perform most convincingly in this exacting discipline – combining accurate pronunciation, meticulous awareness of quantity, and making Latin sound as though it meant something – putting some passion and expression into a performance, not just giving a bland recital. There were silver medals for Katie Millard and Cameron Cross, and bronze medals for Celeste MacIlwaine and Ashley Viljoen, and creditable and commendable performances from all the rest. View photos.

By Christopher Grocock, Teacher of Classics

Latin and Greek Reading Competition 2013


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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