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Year 6 pupil Yasmeen scoops prize in Primary Latin Mythology Competition

Year 6 pupil and Classics enthusiast, Yasmeen, has picked up 3rd place in the creative writing category of the Primary Latin Project’s Mythology Competition! The Mythology Competition provides a chance for pupils to be creative and demonstrate what they have learned. It's also an opportunity for pupils to develop broader communication skills and to be celebrated for their progress and hard work.

Pupils worked on their entries during the Spring term in our weekly Junior Classics Club. The Level 1 topic this year was ‘Daedalus and Icarus’. We submitted three entries from Yasmeen, Erin and Chloe. Erin made a clay door for the tower prison of Daedalus and Icarus, while Chloe painted a lovely picture of Icarus flying from the walls. Both students received some fantastic comments from the judges but it was Yasmeen’s poem and clay scroll which secured the accolade. 

The judges said:

“Yasmeen has written a poem for her submission of the Daedalus and Icarus myth. The repetition of the opening line marks each verse effectively. Word choices such as drifted and floated are clearly indicative of the movement of a feather in the air and conjure that image easily. The journey of the feather through the air cleverly takes the reader through the story of Daedalus and Icarus referencing key moments and places. This all works well. A well-written piece. 

Thank you for submitting this poem. Yasmeen has used clear familiarity of the myth to tell it from a completely fresh viewpoint. The imagery of the feather floating through the air as it takes the reader on a journey to the demise of Icarus works well. Yasmeen should rightly feel proud of this submission. Well done.”

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