The senior Latin students were snapped this week rehearsing a play, all in Latin, about the goings on during a shopping expedition for a family dinner.
The four minute play, called “To the fish stall!” will be performed on 4th September for the delight and entertainment of two classics teachers who are visiting John Colet School. One of them is Emily Matters, the head of the Classical Language Teachers’ Association.
Proud parents will be welcome to come and watch too!
Students who have completed the Spelling course study Latin. These senior classes are taken each week by the Headmaster. Linguistically, Latin underpins much of English and is therefore an excellent additional subject. As it doesn’t involve a different alphabet and has a simpler grammar than Sanskrit, the students find it relatively easy to learn.