Victor Verborum Inters-schools Competition
Our team of Year 8 boys had a wonderful time representing NHP at the Victor Verborum inter-schools competition hosted by King’s House school in Richmond – a Latin vocabulary contest! The standard of competition was very high indeed – although our team didn’t win, it was a very exciting and thought-provoking event, and we are already looking forward to next year.
Ludo in Year 8 has written up a brilliant description of the day:
On Wednesday, four Year 8s – Majd, Cem, Wilf OC and I – us went to King’s House School for an inter-school Latin vocab competition. There were seven teams of four, from schools all across London, and we converged in the hall. There were 5 rounds. In the first round each person was picked individually to translate one Latin word into English. The second and the third rounds were buzzer rounds. In the second, we were asked to give words in certain cases, and persons, and in the third round, we had to find a word derivated from a Latin word. The fourth round was based around associating words together, based on case, number, or word type. This one was online. The last round was a round on Quizlet Live, and so we had to answer multiple choice questions on Latin words. This was split into two parts; in the first, we were in teams, so we were all given the same question, but only one of us had the answer, and the second, individual, so we all had to answer questions on our own. We had lunch after that. In the end, we came second-to-last. It was a bit disappointing, but we had a lot of fun, and the other teams were really good.