Telling our story: Our directorâ€™s guide to the website
I am thrilled to announce our new website is now live. It gives us a platform to illustrate how we work, our achievements and aspirations, who we fund (featuring a clickable map!), the many people involved in supporting us and the outcomes of our grants to schools. It offers a number of ways to get involved with Classics for All: how to donate , apply for a grant, attend or help organise a fundraising event and how to volunteer your expertise. While we wait for next yearâ€™s events to take shape, you can visit our events archive featuring a short film of the mock Trial of Socrates.
For the first time we offer a guide to setting up classics in schools and provide case studies written by teachers that have been using our grants to start up classics. The new site also includes information about regional classics hubs that are beginning to take shape across the UK to help reach more state schools and foster regional classics expansion.
Our home page will change regularly with new stories and announcements. And we are glad to provide a permanent home for the Reading Room, featuring a wide range of concise reviews of books about the ancient world, designed to appeal both to teachers and the interested classical public alike, edited by Alan Beale and Dr Peter Jones and updated weekly.
As Tom Holland, one of our patrons, says: â€˜What Pericles claimed Athens was to Greece â€“ an education â€“ Greece and Rome have been to the world. No generation, and certainly no class of school, should be denied it.â€™
You can read more about what each of our patrons has to say in support of classics for state schools and the work of Classics for All. And you may not need convincing, but for anyone who does, we have peppered the website with rationale for â€˜why classicsâ€™.
If you havenâ€™t yet donated this year do please consider, as our Chairman suggests, becoming a Centurion for less than Â£10 per month. Whatever your level of support, it is very welcome. Your money is being put to excellent use, and provides an ever stronger platform on which to recruit many more donors all the way from Centurions to Olympians.
We are currently accepting applications from schools with a new two-stage process: stage one is an initial enquiry; successful applicants from that stage will then be invited to submit a full application having been equipped with links to appropriate regional hubs or other local schools that have also expressed an interest in starting up classics. The deadline is 15 January 2016. Do please spread the word.
Call for pro-bono support
Do you have event management, marketing, PR or fundraising expertise and time to dedicate to our charity for the next year? Get in touch through our volunteer page.