The U.K. education
Gavin Williamson has announced a new $5.5 million programme to teach Latin at 40 schools across the
. Mr Williamson said the Latin Excellence Programme aims to "level up"
for students in some government-run
. Latin is a language that was spoken in the
around Rome over 2,000 years ago. It is taught in 49% of the UK's "
" private schools but only 2.7% of state schools. Williamson said: "Latin has a
as an elitist subject, which is reserved for the
few, but the subject can bring so many
to young people, so I want to put an end to that divide." He added: "Latin can help pupils with learning