Gayhurst School pupils love learning Latin
Christopher Middleton sees how Latin is making inroads into the inner city.
It sounds like a scene from Goodbye, Mr Chips. A classroom full of high-pitched young voices reciting "Amo, Amas, Amat". But this isn't some pre-war academy for privileged young gentlemen. It's mixed-sex, multi-ethnic Gayhurst Community School in the middle of 21st-century, inner-city Hackney.