From legal and scientific terminology, to Harry Potter and our very own school motto, “Honor praemium virtutis” (“Honour is the reward of virtue”), we are surrounded by Latin. It forms the basis of over 60% of the English we use every day, and underpins French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
Studying Latin not only makes learning other languages easier, but also helps children to improve their mental discipline and precision – transferrable skills for every subject.
The study of Roman culture, history, literature and myths enriches the pupils’ acquisition of the language, and gives them a well-rounded understanding of the origin of much of our own cultural heritage. Visits to local Roman sites, plays, games, model-making and other creative activities complement the rigorous academic work.