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Ms Rachel Candlin ...Who we are

About

Job Title: Teacher
Time at Airthrie: 2 Months (September 2017)
Specialist Subject(s): Latin
Class(s): Poplar, Alder, Oak E and Oak W

I have always passionately believed that teaching children Latin enriches their education by providing a foundation for learning about our own heritage, culture and literature.

My own love of language led me into journalism, and for the past twenty years I have worked as a BBC journalist in television and radio in Bristol.

Six years ago I became involved in promoting Latin in state schools as an ambassador for the Primary Latin Project, an organisation keen to get the Classics back on the curriculum. I have also been teaching Latin at Christ Church Primary School in Cheltenham and have enjoyed seeing the pupils make connections between the Ancient World and our own. We’ve had fun with drama, trips and were even finalists in a national Classical art competition.

At Airthrie I hope to instill in the children a similar passion for all things Roman and give them a firm foundation for their enjoyment of other languages.