The noises of things being moved around in the Great Hall accompanied Brigid Carr, BGS Examination Invigilator and wife of Maths teacher Mr John Carr, as she read the next section of Book 4.
Menelaus weeps, and is given some good advice about his worries of Aegisthus.
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Period 1 had started when Richard Osmond, Director of Music at BGS, stepped up to read this section of Book 4.
Richard has spent time in his beloved Canada over the summer. Every year, in addition to all the excellent teaching, and the plethora of fantastic concerts he organises and conducts, he also runs a Pop Medley, writing the orchestra and choral score and performing it with hundreds of children and adults at Colston Hall, Bristol.
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It was about quarter to nine in the morning, and students were finishing registration and about to head to period 1.
Alison Denny, one of BGS’s brilliant Learning Support and SEN experts, read the next section of Book 4. Listen out for the tigers and giant bears!
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The trolleys with coffee cups jangled and chattered as the next section of Book 4 began. Jooles Whitehead was reading, a BGS English teacher.
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It was still registration time when BGS English teacher Kate Maddock stepped up to read the next passage of Homer’s Odyssey.
Several students have said that Mrs Maddock was their favourite teacher at school, and they will enjoy listening to her clear and beautiful reading.
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The next section of the longest book in Homer’s Odyssey was read by Bristol Grammar School’s Facilities Manager, Ben Tavener.
Students were by this time being registered by form tutors.
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Alice Glover, a Classics student at Bristol University, came to read the next section of Book 4. By this time school was just starting, at about 8:30am, and the students and staff were mostly at registration.
The catering staff were providing us with breakfast and coffee (if you listen carefully, you can hear the tea trolley arriving at one stage!)
Listen to Alice reading her passage here on the Podomatic website.