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Lower First Former wins University of Cambridge’s ‘Make Your Myth’ competition.

Classics student Ehsan Saggers has been selected as one of the winners in the 10-13 age group category for his painting of Artemis.

The University of Cambridge held the first ever ‘Make Your Myth’ competition run by their Classics Faculty at the end of 2018. It was aimed at children aged 7-13 and is a fun and exciting way for students to learn more about Greek/Roman history and mythology through art or creative writing. The task for the competition was to design a myth about Artemis, the Greek goddess of hunting and the moon.

The organisers from the Faculty of Classics at Cambridge commented, “There were 150 wonderful entries to choose from but Eshan’s entry stood out from the rest. The judges were looking for originality and artistic quality and his piece was marked highly in both. We all agreed that it was fantastically painted and really is an impressive piece.”

Mention should also be made of James Evans and Anish Thayalan, whose creative entries were shortlisted by the Whitgift Classics Department, as well as Rafael Cianfarani, Jimi Ikumawoyi and Thomas Lloyd whose outstanding work was entered in the written category.

Head of Classics, Mr Miles Thompson commented, “It is fantastic to see such amazing enthusiasm and outstanding effort from Whitgift’s youngest Classicists in the Lower First. We are thrilled that Ehsan’s work has been recognised by the University of Cambridge: he deserves to feel extremely proud.”


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