Creating Ovid’s Metamorphoses

This term, our UIII Classicists have had the chance to read some myths from Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’, an epic poem in which the poet attempts to create a history from the creation of the world to his own time through a series of transformations. Pupils were asked to read a series of Ovid’s myths, choose their favourite, and create a response to the myths in four methods: creative writing, artefact, animation and performance.

We were truly impressed at the quality of the work produced, and after much deliberation, the following overall winners for each category were:

Creative Writing: Persephone, with her beautifully written short story about Adonis and Aphrodite.

Artefact: Marina, who impressed us with her skilful creation of the fateful wings of Icarus.

Animation: Isabelle’s animation of the story of Minerva and Arachne was emotive and creative.

Performance: Charlotte, Sanchia and Alice, for their ABBA-inspired musical on Echo and Narcissus.

All winners received a prize from the Classics Department and were entered into the external Ovid Competition organised by The Cambridge School Classics Project.

Mrs Christina Tsaknaki
Head of Classics