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Classics Prize

One of our Year 9 students has won the top prize in a creative writing competition run by The Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford.

The annual contest aims to inspire creative responses to images from the Manar al-Athar Photo Archive and to encourage curiosity in and reflection on the ancient world; the unique photograph collection contains around 80,000 images of archaeological sites, buildings and artwork from areas of the former Roman Empire and neighbouring regions, with a chronological range from Alexander the Great through to the Islamic period.

Sophie in Year 9 chose to write about an image of the courtyard in the Badi palace in Marrakesh. Her submission was an epic poem about a historian and a taxi driver who are travelling to the palace, switching from the present day to the Roman era, and to when Morocco was under Arab rule – read it here. Congratulations to Sophie on winning the £100 prize and £50 worth of books.




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