The Classical Association is a national body which represents Classicists from universities and schools. They recently held a competition, in which pupils had to write a poem or create a piece of visual art inspired by an original artefact from the Greek or Roman world. With considerably over two hundred entries from schools across the country, Woodbridge has done very well indeed.
In the poetry category, Felix Vogel (Yr 13) and Caitlyn Maggs (7D) both received a special commendation. (See below for their poems.)
In the Art category, Arthur Green (7D) was awarded third prize, and will receive £50 in book tokens.
Felix, Caitlyn and Arthur’s work will be on display at the Classical Association Annual Conference in April and will also be published in the book which will accompany the exhibition. Five other pupils have also been selected to have their work published and put on display. They are:
Isobel Goudy (8Y), Sophie Fry (7A), James Williams, George Na Nakhorn and Abhiram Durbakula (all 7D).
The judges said that the quality of the entries was “terrifyingly high”, but they were really impressed by the Woodbridge entries. They specifically stated: “Congratulations to everyone for their stellar efforts”.
This is a most impressive achievement on the part of our pupils and we are very proud of the fact that so many top academics will see their work on display at the April Conference.