It’s time for the next EMACT Social! All local teachers of Classics plus wives, husbands, partners, children etc are invited to the social at 12.30 on Sunday 1st September 2019. This year it will be held at Simon Fletcher’s house in Castle Donington. If you would like to attend, please let Simon know on sidfletcher at sidfletcher.plus.com or text/ ring on 07824 661959. HODs please encourage members of your departments to come along and meet other local classicists.
This year’s competition was on the theme of: ‘Heroes for the planet’. Details are available here. We congratulate the winners – posters are below!
- Adam Gentles DGS
- Rahul Rampal DGS
- Caleb Greer DGS
- Silke Rankin NGHS
- Maddy McAfee, Maddy Rankin, Jasmine Price NGHS
- Imogen Croasdale, Ellie Shery, Hannah Parsi NGHS
- Sophie Gee and Jess Hinds NHS
- Freddie Mao and Al Qavi Hasan NHS
- Eleanor Hopkinson and Hannah Bryce NHS
Highly commended Year 9:
Sophie Croasdale NGHS
Bella Armstrong, Isabelle Conley, Zara Hepworth NGHS
Jeff Baker DGS
Luqman R DGS
Nnenna Ilione NHS
Ruth Zhang and Annie Woodwiss NHS
This year’s AGM was held at 7.00pm on Tuesday 7th May at Loughborough High School (Cope Boarders Common Room). The agenda is here. Minutes will be available shortly.
This year’s Summer School will be at Cheltenham College from 29 July to 2 August, directed by Ana Henderson, including a trip to Chedworth Roman Villa. Check out the ARLT web site here. Residential places are fully booked but it is possible to attend as a non-resident – please contact the Summer School Secretary for more details.
Thanks to Phil Harper for an excellent ARLT Refresher Day at Loughborough Grammar School on 2 March 2019. Details available here. Next year’s Refresher Day will be held on Saturday 7 March at the London Oratory School, directed by Jessica Dixon.
The ARLT online Reading Competition 2019 closed on 22nd February. We had an excellent 50 entries from 15 schools. Categories are: Junior (Years 8 & 9), Intermediate (Years 10 & 11), Senior (Years 12 & 13). Details and recordings of the winning entries are here. The competition will run again next year – watch this space!
On Wednesday 6th February The Classics Department at Nottingham High School hosted the EMACT Sixth Form Study Day. We welcomed 100 students from schools across the East Midlands, and well beyond, for a day of lectures and seminars, rooted in the syllabi for A Level Classical Civilisation, Latin, Classical Greek and Ancient History. Our speakers inspired, educated and entertained on a range of topics from Greek Art to understanding the world of the Classical hero to Latin love poetry. The day was rounded off in wonderful style with an effervescent talk from Dr Emily Hauser, who elucidated the facts behind her the trilogy of novels set in the ancient world, but also encouraged us to think about where chinks for imagination and creativity lie. Based on feedback we have received we are confident that it was a worthwhile and enjoyable day for all involved. Huge thanks to everyone who attended and especially to the Nottingham High School hospitality team, who did an excellent job of looking after us. Jane Packer, Nottingham High School Classics Department (@Classics_NHS)
Thanks too to NHS Classics department, Ben Harrison and Jane Packer for running the whole day.
Full details of the programme are here. We expect to run a similar day at around this time next year.