LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: FUNDRAISING
Now in its tenth year, The Latin Programme is committed to:
- continuing to deliver high-quality, engaging Latin lessons that measurably improve literacy.
- finding innovative ways to embed the arts into our programme, providing our pupils with the opportunity to develop their soft skills such as creativity, confidence and resilience.
- developing free and subsidised extra-curricular sessions for existing and prospective schools such as cookery lessons, art classes and music-making.
In order to maintain the excellent quality of our offering and to increase our outreach to new pupils, the wheels of our fundraising strategy are in motion, with a full launch coming this summer.
To set things rolling, on the 3rd of December we celebrated #GivingTuesday by creating a brand new campaign video detailing what we do at The Latin Programme and why we do it! You can watch it here: The Latin Programme: bringing the past to life to change the future
We also launched a limited range of TABULA RASA tote bags made from sustainable cotton. There are three purchase options - £10, £15, or £20 - and the profits of each sale will contribute to the continued delivery of our programme.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: ENRICHMENT
ROMAN WALKING TOURS
From September 2019, we have been offering our schools the opportunity to take part in a Roman Walking Tour, led by the City of London Guide Lecturers' Association. Participating pupils will be taken around key Roman sites in the City of London, ending at the London Mithraeum. The trip allows pupils to gain an insight into London's Roman roots.
SCRIPTORES WRITING COMPETITION 2020
Following the success of our 2019 Scriptores Competition, we will once again be encouraging pupils from current and prospective schools across London to build their confidence in creative writing by inviting them to take part in a writing competition. This year, our judge of honour will be Caroline Lawrence, writer of The Roman Mysteries series.
LEIGHTON HOUSE FESTIVAL OF LATIN
Continuing on from a very successful series of sessions with Holland Park School last summer, we're continuing our relationship with Leighton House Museum to deliver a Festival of Latin to new schools. The one-day session will give Year 3s and 4s the chance to experience a Latin class, a storytelling session and a presentation on the history of Lord Leighton.
PODCAST FOR PUPILS - AURICULUM
In addition to our existing podcast series, Audite, we’re currently preparing to launch a podcast for pupils, created by pupils. Not only will the Auriculum series be a useful learning resource, it will also give our participating pupils the opportunity to gain confidence in broadcasting and public speaking.
SUMMER SCHOOL 2020
With our first, hugely successful Summer School behind us, planning is well underway for the 2020 edition. Once again, the Summer School will explore the links between the ancient world and our own through Latin language lessons, music, dance, drama, animation, podcast production, and a showcase on the final day.