Who We Are and What We Do
The Primary Latin Project is a charity which promotes the teaching and learning of ancient languages in primary schools.
We can provide training for teachers and help with resources to run the Minimus Programme in your school.
We provide support for teaching both Greek and Latin in an engaging way, bringing valuable language skills to pupils who might not otherwise have access to these subjects.
Minimus is a unique Latin course for younger children.
It's based on a real family who lived at Vindolanda in 100AD: Flavius, the fort commander, his wife Lepidina, their three children, assorted household slaves, their cat Vibrissa - and Minimus the mouse.
It is designed to be taught by non-specialists.
Minimus was designed for children aged 7-10. Since publication in 1999, it has been used by students aged 4-97! It is used in so many different situations, from a timetabled subject compulsory for all, to lunchtime and after-school clubs. It is used in some secondary schools, particularly for those struggling with language learning; as enrichment material for some students and, during the 2020 pandemic, we have been contacted by a large number of homeschooling parents who want to give their children the opportunity to learn some Latin.
Resources can be found on this website and at http://www.minimuslatin.co.uk/