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Latin Learning Is On The Rise In Schools

Latin Learning Is On The Rise In Schools

A growing number of children as young as seven are learning Latin in a move to improve their literacy and understanding of ancient civilisations.

Existing teachers are being trained to take the lessons with funding from the charity Classics for All, and a group of 20 schools in Norfolk is showing what can be achieved.

Project co-ordinator Jane Maguire said: “It gives them the ability to understand sometimes quite hard words in English and to interpret them through their knowledge of Latin.”

“It gives them an understanding of the grammatical structure of a language which helps them when they come to learn a modern language and it opens up the whole legacy of the Roman empire which is all around us.” read more

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National Curriculum Changes Announced

National Curriculum Changes Announced

  • Posted: Jul 08, 2013
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As a new national curriculum is launched, a teaching union says the number of changes could lead to “meltdown” in schools.

A controversial new national curriculum that puts the emphasis on building a strong knowledge base has been unveiled.

The Government says the slimmed-down document will set out only the “essential knowledge that all children should acquire”, leaving teachers free to tailor the rest of their lessons.

David Cameron hailed the reforms as a “revolution in education” and Education Secretary Michael Gove told Sky News the curriculum would be “more rigorous and more relevant” read more

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