Sheffield Classical Association
The Crowd Funding Page is still going-you can still contribute here and read about the campaign. See previous posts on this site for what has happened already: the actual total (including some large donations from alumni who feel that Latin and Classics have helped them in their careers and should be open to everybody who wants to study them) is about £24,300. The High Storrs Classicists have put in an incredible effort to save their subject! Brava Gina and her helpers! A press release is promised when they reach £2500! This may well happen!
She writes in a recent email: "Alumnus and TV personality, Paul Heiney, is coming into school next week to make us a publicity film totally at his own expense . . . He's hoping to get Bettany Hughes to appear and give us an endorsement . . .the father of one of our current Y8 girls who wants to do Class Civ for GCSE . . . is a very well-known folk musician called Martin Simpson and he is doing us a benefit gig in school in May. We're hoping that should bring in at least £5,000 so what a fine chap!"
Sheffield branch of the Classical Association, founded in 1920