Regents Park Triumphs in Global Latin Language Competition
Our school entered 13 year seven and 2 year 9 students in the 2021 competition from 16-23 March. Each team member was allowed to work online for up to 8 hours each day. That meant working mostly at home and over the weekend. Individual students worked toward prizes and their totals contributed to school points.
Our very small team was competing against some of the largest schools in the world, where there were sometimes thousands of students in each school doing exactly the same work as us.
Regents Park Latin Teacher Ron Challis said, ‘I used the live feed updates to keep the team working furiously over the weekend and into Monday, where our team had a special Latin incursion to consolidate our point scores’.
On Tuesday morning, we were already in the top 10 schools in the world and had achieved that rank with the second smallest team! The final scoreboard at 4 pm showed results beyond our wildest dreams:
- First in the world for Latin teams up to 50 students per school
- Seventh in the world for Latin teams up to 10 000 students per school
- First and Second in the world for the highest individual Latin point scores:
Year 7 students Christian and Chloe
And here is our amazingly resilient team.
Abel, Anna, Caleb, Chloe, Christian, Fox, James, Jeremy, Jemima, Jemuel, Joshua, Peter, Sebastian, Tom and Victor.
RPCS were also featured in the Auburn Review. Read the article here.