This week I recieved some brochures for the Sydney Uni Latin Summer School. The summer school is held every year, for people of all different ages and levels of Latin ability. I taught the beginners class at the beginning of this year (which was a lot of fun) and had a whole range of different people in my class- a year 7 student whose big brother was there and who wanted to come along as well, a couple of uni students doing ancient history who needed to learn a bit of Latin for their studies, a mum who wanted to find out a bit about this wierd language her daughter was learning, and an older couple who wanted something to stimulate their brains in retirement.
It's a great thing to attend if you're planning on doing Latin for the HSC, as you get a bit of grammar revision, but more importantly you get to read a wider range of texts than we would normally have time to do in school. The selections for level 3A (about the level you would be at if you're currently in year 11/12) look particularly good this year- they'll be reading bits out of Aeneid book 5, Metamorphoses book 1 and Catullus 64.