It has been an incredible week. Last Saturday over 50 Minimus supporters- sponsors, teachers, teacher trainers et al met at the excellent Ioannou Classics Centre in Oxford for a party to celebrate worldwide sales of 150,000 copies. It was a fantastic evening- so much so that I couldn't sleep on Saturday night- far too excited as I relived it all!
As always, Classicists love to meet and chat and offer mutual support ; we are, after all, an endangered species.
Each member of the PLP committee spoke briefly about their area of PLP work. These talks were so clear and showcased all that we do. People were surprised that Minimus is far from just a book.
We even had messages from our 2 committee members in the USA- Ruth Ann Besse from Baltimore and Zee Ann Poerio from Pittsburgh sent a video clip of her Minimus students ;Zee Ann herself also spoke and sent an inspiring message, reassuring us that all our work for PLP continues to spread " across the pond."
The food was delicious and I am so grateful to Chris Pelling and Mai Musie for allowing us to use the Classics centre and for the events manager- Kate DelNevo, and her team, who arranged such an excellent evening for us.
I have received a host of encouraging messages this week from those who attended.
Here's to 200,000 ! Barbara
|Jeremy Patterson (PLP Chairman) and Barbara Bell|
|Barbara and Nick Bell|
|Barbara Bell and Helen Forte|
|Catherine Jarvis, Barbara Bell, Helen Forte|
|Diana Sparkes, Michele Anderson|
|Brian Sparkes, Pam Macklin|
|Roger Davis, Barbara Bell|
|Jeremy Patterson, Michael Crawford|
|Barbara Bell, Sir Jeremy Morse|
|Zee Ann Poerio's video message from the USA|
|Jeremy Patterson, James Morwood|
|Minimus riding a discus|
|Minimus and a friend|