|Wednesday, 18 January 2012|
The preparatory school at Howell’s has recently reinstated the ancient language of Latin to the curriculum. Girls in J1, J2, J3 and J4 have been studying the roman language this term. Dr Molinari is gently introducing the girls into this subject using bright and interactive lessons. Among those learning Latin are Anna Pydiah, from Halkyn, and Tilly Buckley, from Mold, and Tilly said: “It’s a lot of fun and we’re learning lots of different words and sentences.” Anna added: “It’s very interesting and we’re learning about
The subject is very useful for the girls as it is the basis of most European modern languages. Understanding where words and phrases originated will facilitate learning for the girls through many different subjects such as French, Italian and even Maths!
“We have introduced it for seven-year-olds because younger age groups are able to learn languages much more quickly and better.
“It’s definitely useful for those learning languages because so many words in European languages come from Latin, even in Welsh, and it’s good for those going into the law or medicine.
“We’re teaching Latin alongside studies of Classical Civilisation and the ancient Romans, who gave us the foundation of our calendar, government and law.”