Classics for All

Introducing Latin to state primary and secondary schools in Manchester

Funded by the national charity Classics for All, Manchester Classics for All is a new project that provides access to Latin, Ancient Greek and Classics in state schools across North West England. The project is run in partnership with the Manchester Classical Association and the University of Manchester.

 

The national charity Classics for All has recently made a grant for a Manchester scheme to introduce Latin to local state primary and secondary schools where there is currently no provision. The scheme is run by the Manchester & District branch of the Classical Association in partnership with the Department of Classics & Ancient History and the Outreach & Widening Participation Office in the University of Manchester.

The grant (nearly £10k over 2 years) pays for (a) training workshops in June 2015 and an upcoming series of workshops in January 2016 for all who are interested in leading Latin sessions in local schools (6th-formers, university students and staff, schoolteachers of classics or of other subjects, in post or retired, …); (b) the time and expenses of those going out to local schools to lead Latin sessions; (c) the time and expenses of a Coordinator.

Activities will be tailored to individual schools’ requirements, ranging from Year 5 Latin Clubs to GCSE Latin courses for senior year groups. So far, nine schools have expressed interest and requested input from the scheme starting in September 2015.

The first phase of this project was to find and support (in a series of workshops) the teachers, sixth-formers, students and others who are interested in leading sessions in schools.

We are now inviting specific offers of teaching from those interested in leading Latin sessions or courses in schools: please complete this form and email it to david.langslow@manchester.ac.uk.

We are also inviting further requests from local schools for Latin sessions or courses: if your school or a school that you know might be interested, please contact David Langslow (david.langslow@manchester.ac.uk).

The Manchester Classical Association gratefully acknowledges the charity Classics for All for their generous support in making this project possible.

For more information, please see the MCfA site.

2 Responses to Classics for All

  1. Miss Gaetana Trippetti says:

    I am a History graduate with a PGCE in History and French. I did Classical Studies, Latin and Greek in high school and I have always been interested in languages. I would be interested in attending a training workshop next January with a view to leading Latin sessions in local schools.

    • Jess Coatesworth (CfA Coordinator) says:

      Hi Gaetana,
      Great to hear from you.
      If you email either myself or David Langslow (email above) we will be able to provide more details about the January workshops and add you to our mailing list for future updates.

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