Is Latin an important topic to learn at school? If not, what other practical skills should children learn?

Is Latin an important topic to learn at school?  If not, what other practical skills should children learn?   Education secretary Gavin Williamson has initiated a new scheme to boost the take-up of Latin among disadvantaged pupils.  He unveiled a £4 million “Latin excellence programme”. Why focus on Latin? “We know Latin has a reputation…

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The benefits of touch typing for children

What is Touch Typing? Learning to touch type enables you to type letters, numbers, punctuation and symbols without looking at the keyboard.  This process relies on muscle memory, the same type of memory used to learn an instrument or sport. When is the right time to start? Although it depends on the child, children’s hands…

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