Introducing Latin to state primary and secondary schools in 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 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 (email@example.com).
The Manchester Classical Association gratefully acknowledges the charity Classics for All for their generous support in making this project possible.