Ancient Greek 'to be taught in state schools'

Ancient Greek will be taught in state primary schools to boost children’s language skills, it emerged today.

Some 160 pupils in three schools will be given lessons in the native tongue of Archimedes and Herodotus from September.

The move follows the successful introduction of Latin to dozens of state primaries in England.

The Iris Project, a charity campaigning for the teaching of the Classics, which is leading the latest drive, said the subject had substantial knock-on benefits across the curriculum....

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