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.