At Hands Up Education one of our aims is to create free and not-for-profit teaching and learning resources for Classics teachers. Indeed, as a community interest company, our profits must be used to support the Classics community.

We have significant experience in designing, developing and delivering high quality resources for Latin teachers, producing almost all the digital content for the Cambridge Latin Course from 2000 to 2016, and authoring the 5th edition of the CLC between 2010 and 2016. However, we are now interested in producing new teaching and learning resources where all the profit will be used to support Classics in schools and where a wider range of teaching styles may be supported.

We are already developing a free, online Latin course for primary schools.

If you have thoughts on teaching and learning materials that you’d like to see for Latin at KS3, GCSE and/or A level, please let us know. Perhaps you’d like digital resources to help with exam preparation, or materials to help teach a particular linguistic topic. You may even want us to produce an entirely new Latin course for secondary schools. Whatever it is, please just let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

Hands Up is a community venture, where teachers work to support each other. If you’d like to help us design, create and/or deliver resources, do feel free to get in touch. You may be an ideas person, be great on linguistic detail, have excellent artistic or photographic skills, write engaging stories (in English or Latin), or have a good knowledge of Roman sites – whatever your particular skill, we’d love to hear from you.

In the meantime try our CATENA game. You have three minutes to find as many Latin words (two letters or more) as you can in the grid. You have to build up a word by chaining adjacent letters together. When the game is finished you will see all the words you could have found, with the words you actually found highlighted in red. Click or tap on any word in the list to see the headword it comes from as well as a possible parsing for this form. Click or tap again to hide this extra information. Good luck!