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examples we explore in class, like the Ara Pacis. I strongly believe in the value of getting out of the classroom and seeing aspects of ancient history first-hand. The students enjoyed the freedom of exploring the museum and being able to apply what they were learning to what they were seeing. Prize winners It was extremely hard to select the academic prize winners for 2019. I not only looked at academic results, but also at how the students had applied themselves to their studies and the effort they put in throughout the year. This did not make the decision any easier, and I wish I could give a prize to more than one boy in each year level. I am very proud of all my students and congratulate the prize winners in Classical Studies this year. The Neave Memorial Prize for Classical Studies Year 12 – Charlie Chubb Year 13 – Ollie Brakenridge

Olivia Austin HoD Classical Studies

COMMERCE Year 10 Enterprise and Innovation

Fantastic Feasts. It explored the many facets of food in the ancient world, examining what the Greeks and Romans actually ate, the connections they believed existed between food and their gods, and the feasting traditions they developed both to bring their communities together and to set them apart. This was a great educational experience for all. Fortunately, the Teece Museum worked alongside what the students were studying, so they could apply what they learned to their assessments. The Year 12 group had been looking at how and why classical myth is manipulated in Hollywood films for modern audiences – specifically the myth of the Trojan War. During our visit to

the museum, the students looked at the role of gods in the course of the war and the cultural ideals that make a hero, both of which were connected to contemporary examples. The Year 13 group were able to look at portraiture and inscriptions as a method of communicating political ideas. This linked nicely to their art and architecture unit, which included looking at sculpture and architecture in its artistic and historical context. We focused on aspects such as form and function, style, techniques and influence of classical art – and, most importantly, how the ancient Romans used art to convey political ideas. During our visit to the Teece Museum, the emphasis was placed on Augustus, and translated to larger

The innovation project allowed the students to tap into their entrepreneurial side and come up with some creative ideas. There were two particularly outstanding ideas this year. The first was a tutorial app, which provides a platform to bring students in need of tutoring and tutors together. Their target market is high school students in lower socioeconomic areas. The other highlight was the aerospace project, which uses satellite images to measure the surface area of rivers. This could be used for a variety of reasons, but its main use would be to benefit farmers. I would like to thank Physics teacher Dr Andrew Taylor for his work with the students. The project made the final of the


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