Pupils’ Latin success

CHILDREN at a Downend primary school returned in triumph from a Latin competition.

The Year 4 team from St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary School took their version of Echo and Narcissus to Bristol Classical Association’s annual Festival of Latin Drama at the end of June.

It was the first time the competition for primary schools had been held since the pandemic. Despite being the youngest team at the event, held at Bristol University’s Victoria Rooms, the St Augustine’s team took home the first prize.

Year 4 teacher and language lead Rachael Swonnell said:”I was so proud of them, and was extremely impressed with their first prize. “The competition was of such a high quality. “Well done to everyone from the Latin drama club, who worked so hard to create such an energetic and exciting piece of theatre.”