EMACT Social

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.



EMACT Poster Competition 2019

This year’s competition was on the theme of: ‘Heroes for the planet’.  Details are available here.  We congratulate the winners – posters are below!

Year 7

  1. Adam Gentles DGS
  2. Rahul Rampal DGS
  3. Caleb Greer DGS

Year 8

  1. Silke Rankin NGHS
  2. Maddy McAfee, Maddy Rankin, Jasmine Price NGHS
  3. Imogen Croasdale, Ellie Shery, Hannah Parsi NGHS

Year 9

  1. Sophie Gee and Jess Hinds NHS
  2. Freddie Mao and Al Qavi Hasan NHS
  3. 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

ARLT Summer School 29th July-2nd August, 2019

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 hereResidential places are fully booked but it is possible to attend as a non-resident – please contact the Summer School Secretary for more details.


EMACT 6th Form Conference 6th February 2019

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.