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You will look at the relation between myths, language and its origins with mainstream literature and films such as Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and The Avengers by looking at videos. Can you see messages sent through images? Are there types of heroes that persist throughout culture? You will be led by an expert of classical literature, mythology and popular culture. Once this is under your belt, you can have a go at creating the basis for your own story, following the ‘rules’ of classical mythology and using ideas and characters that you’ve discussed. The leader for this part is an expert of creative writing!
Jonathon Goddard is the masterclass leader. He is a Latin teacher, writer and rapper who uses innovative methods to make the complexities of language simple. He has taught over 6,000 children in his work with The Latin Programme and is dedicated to making the Classics exhilarating and challenging. He is also a keen game designer and has released several apps and run his own ARG (alternate reality game). This has been featured on The BBC World Service, the Independent and Le Figaro for innovative approaches to teaching Latin.