2012 Cicero Competition
21 May 2012
George Johnson of Lower 6 Repton has won first place in the year 12 Latin translation section of the 2012 Cicero Competition. The Cicero Competition is an innovative competition organised by teachers of Classics in several different countries for their 6th form students, illustrating that Latin provides a worthwhile and valid reason for young people to interact with each other across their national boundaries. Now in its 6th year, it continues to extend across the world: Serbia has joined both the European countries which were already involved (France, including Martinique in the Caribbean, UK, Spain, Italy, Andorra, Belgium) and the countries representing two other continents (Tunisia in Africa, and Australia).
George, along with Sam Garforth and Joss Plowman, took part in the competition at James Allen's Girls’ School on Saturday 24th March. As well as competing in a translation competition and the cultural test, the boys also heard a very entertaining and thought provoking lecture by Ingo Gildenhard from Durham University.
Miss Boyt would like to thank the boys for being such good company on the day and the Classics Department would like to warmly congratulate George on his success.
To find out more about the Cicero Competition please go to:http://www.ciceroconcordia.com/