Our Year 13 Classics students did us proud at the Secondary schools Classics Quiz, held at Canterbury University on Thursday, 11th June. We entered two teams, both of which were in the top 5. Our winning team ( Christos Merentitis, James Smythe, Brie Rate and Nina Weir) competed with schools from Canterbury, West Coast and Marlborough answering a variety of questions based on the classical world. Other events during the day included: a) a visit to the Logie room where some of our students (see photo of Amos) got very close to ancient Greek vases, dating back to the 6th and 5th century BCE. b) some of our boys tried lifting a replica of a Macedonian sarissa, a very long spear that revolutionised warfare in the 4th century BCE. c) lectures on themes ranging from "Greek hero culture from antiquity to Aotearoa" to "Socrates - the intellectual gadfly or just a pain in Athens". A big thank you to the Classics department of Canterbury university for organising another enjoyable educational day.
(Edited by Marinda van Vuuren - original submission Monday, 27 July 2015, 10:20 AM)