Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Tuesday, 8 March 2016
It’s time to get creative for our annual Mythology Competition! You can make a painting, drawing, collage, piece of craftwork, write a poem or a play or record a DVD of your play on the topic of either Perseus and Medusa or Pegasus.
Download the information sheet and entry instructions here, or email the organiser, Linda Soames, at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
NB The closing date is MONDAY 2nd MAY so get cracking now!
Minimus is really looking forward to seeing all your ideas!
Thursday, 3 March 2016
Helen Forte and I were delighted to receive our copies of the Portuguese version of Minimus. This is a translation for those in Brazil and it is thrilling to think of children in Rio enjoying the same stories about Vindolanda and its family.
I was invited to speak at a conference for Welsh Classics Teachers in Swansea organised by Evelien Bracke. Anna Donnelly, who runs the Solihull Project, and Jayne Treasure, a Minimus Trainer, also spoke about their work with Minimus, so the mouse had a good airing on the programme! Exciting things are happening in Wales and we are following the spread of Classics there with interest.
On 26th February I was invited back to work with Classics students at Birmingham University by Elena Theodorakopolous , they were an enthusiastic bunch and it was fun exploring ways in which they might use Minimus in the future. Some of them are certainly considering going into teaching.