Medal-winning Greek and Latin readings

Posted on 27th March 2012

By Angus Carey-Douglas, Block 5

This year's Greek and Latin reading competition, hosted by Cantell School, was once again a huge amount of fun, as it is every year. A team of 14 Bedalians from Blocks 4 to 6.2, dressed up in extensively ridiculous outfits, whilst all other schools at the competition remained very serious and in their pristine uniforms. Bedales rehearsed hard for the competition which paid off as we achieved six gold medals in the intermediate Latin choral. However, we were the only people entered in that category so we got it by default, although the judge did stress that our awards were also given to us by merit as we had done very well. We also won silver and bronze awards for senior Latin reading, but more importantly, we had great fun. Many of us are hoping that Bedales will be able to host the competition next year. View photos.

Bedales School


Bedales School is one of the UK's top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students' views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.