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We are delighted to be teaming up with Swansea University to set up an expansion of our Literacy through Latin scheme in early 2012!
WELSH PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS TO LEARN LATIN IN SCHOOL
Latin is making a comeback in the UK. Projects already running in England reveal that a basic understanding of Latin can help young people with their linguistic and literary skills in English as well as any other modern language they might study. Regarded by many in the last few decades as obsolete and useless, it is now becoming clear that Latin has an important place in the education of our children. The Department of History and Classics (Swansea University) is proud to introduce a project teaching Latin to primary school pupils to Wales for the first time, in collaboration with educational charity The Iris Project, which is already successfully running Literacy through Latin projects in various English primary schools.
Latin students of the Department of History and Classics will, as volunteers, teach Latin to year 5 and 6 pupils of Brynmill Primary School for one hour a week in the Spring and Summer terms of 2012. Latin will be approached through the Iris Latin course (http://irisproject.org.uk/index.php/resources/latin/course), which introduces Latin in a fun and engaging way, through storytelling, games, and interaction, and with specific reference to linguistic skills in English. In the next school year, the project will be opened up to other local schools in the South West Wales area.
You can see the news item about the partnership here: South West Wales Classical Association
You can find the Swansea University Classics department here.