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As a teacher in an inner-city school, I am all too aware of the challenges our students face due to a lack of literacy, both from a cultural and a vocabulary perspective. I am therefore extremely grateful for the support Classics for All is offering our school in preparing to teach Latin in the future, since I know that exposure to this language is an additional step towards closing the gap between the most privileged and the least. The fortnightly lessons we have received have been extremely helpful, both in terms of improving our own language skills and in discussing pedagogical issues which might arise. While we’re not quite ready to start teaching yet, we look forward to awakening a passion for Classics in our students!
Siobhán Crompton, King Solomon Academy Classics for All supported King Solomon Academy in April 2017 with a £653 grant to train two non-specialist, MFL teachers to deliver a Latin club.