We are delighted to announce that thanks to a generous grant from the A. G. Leventis Foundation, we have launched a new project that aims to support the teaching of Classical Greek in 30 state primary and secondary schools over the next three years.
The study of Ancient Greek language and culture has long been considered a privilege for the few, not the many, but this picture is changing: the study of ancient languages is now part of the KS2 languages curriculum and a growing number of schools across the country are choosing to teach Greek at both primary and secondary level.
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We are looking to find state schools that are interested in developing the teaching of Greek, either as a club or on the mainstream curriculum.
As part of the Electra programme, we will also be identifying ‘centres of excellence’ – i.e. state or independent schools where Greek is already taught – that could serve as a model for others or could provide support to teachers and students who are new to Greek.
We can provide free training and support for schools interested in introducing Greek, and we will also be developing additional resources to support the teaching of Greek at both primary and secondary levels.
If you are interested in participating in this funded project or would like to find out more, please contact Hilary Hodgson, the Grants and Programmes Director at Classics for All (firstname.lastname@example.org).