Letters from Julius Caesar
Lower Sixth student, Adam has won third prize in the international Classics short-story writing competition, the Golden Sponge-Stick.
Run by Burgess Hill School for Girls, the annual competition this year attracted over 200 national and international entries. Drawing on students’ knowledge in Classics, Latin and Creative Writing, stories are judged on writers’ knowledge of the Roman world and the inclusion of Latin phrases.
Adam’s fictional account of three letters written by Julius Caesar to his wife impressed the panel of judges enough to earn him bronze placement in the 14 and over category.
The A* GCSE Latin student’s success follows fellow Latin scholar, Adam Cunnane who was also awarded third prize in last year’s competition.
Adam said he was very surprised to be one of the top three: “As soon as I found out about the competition, I had a vague plan of the idea for my story but I certainly I never expected to win anything!”