Yesterday I received a copy of the l–o–n–g-awaited disc for Book 2 of the Cambridge Latin Course.
It has such a huge amount of stuff that I can't possibly comment sensibly on it yet, having a life to lead as well. But I look forward to exploring more of the thousand-odd activities and letting you know my findings.
Will Griffiths added this challenge, which I endorse:
The possible growth of Latin is now in the hands of individual Latin departments – it's up to each department to take these resources and use them not only to strengthen Latin in their own schools but more importantly to spread the subject to schools near them.
The government has invested £4.5 million, CSCP has added £90,000 of its own money, the Friends of Classics
and Roman Society regularly provide funding to help schools get started – what more could the subject ask for?
We now need individual Latin departments to set themselves the goal of helping one other school start up a Latin class.
If that happens, the subject really will grow again and have a very healthy future. And if the DfES sees the Latin community using the materials to help more schools offer the subject, it is much more likely to fund the development of further materials to support KS4 and 5.
So there's something the ARLT can do, I think – encourage and support its members in a drive to spread Latin to more schools, or perhaps set itself some goals on that front. Plenty to think about, and we'll be willing to help in any way