Kids Do Classics is an incredible student initiative set up by Latymerian Juliette, when she was in Lower Sixth. Her goal is to help bring Classics topics – their fun and their fascination – to a wide range of maintained sector primary schools, who are considerably less able than independent schools to offer it themselves.
Juliette believes passionately in the benefits that Classics brings to students, and in closing this gap in exposure with pupils from a young age. The founding principle of Kids Do Classics is that studying the Classics unlocks a new world to students: oration, story-telling, geography, art, history, drama and far more.
These topics are offered for free, in the Kids Do Classics programme.
Secondary school students volunteer to become Student-teachers, and receive training in a specialised curriculum to prepare them for classroom sessions. They are then matched with a local primary school that has signed up, and the sessions are delivered with the ongoing support of the Kids Do Classics team and other Student-teachers.
You can read more about their brilliant work and impact on the Kids Do Classics website: