Latin alive and well at Longcroft

Hurrah! An English secondary school has got into the local paper for its Latin, the way American schools seem to do all the time.

This is from the Beverley Guardian

Latin alive and well at Longcroft

STUDENTS at Beverley’s Longcroft School and Performing Arts College have been proving that Latin – often referred to as a dead language – is still very much alive.
Over the past year English teacher Ruth Beckett has been running a popular Latin Club, in which students learn not just about the language itself, but also the culture and history behind it.

To mark the club’s success, Will Griffiths, director of the Cambridge School Classics Project, visited Longcroft earlier this month to see at first-hand the progress students had made.

He presented prizes to Ben Cooper, Benedict Stanforth-Sharpe and Sam Hutchinson for their work in Latin during the academic year.

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