The Iris Project

The Iris Project

Charity information

The Iris Project

The Iris Project is an educational charity introducing the Latin, Greek and ancient civilisation to UK state schools in order to enhance literacy and enrich learning.

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    The Iris Project is an educational charity introducing the languages and culture of the ancient world to UK state schools in order to enhance literacy, social awareness and analytical skills. It was founded in the belief that the opportunity to learn about Classical languages, literature, histories and art should be made available to all, regardless of background, and that learning about these fascinating subjects can be vital tool in promoting learning across the school curriculum in UK state schools. We run a wide range of initiatives in state schools across the country, focusing especially on children in socially excluded inner city regions, and we also run projects which introduce Classics to adults in city communities.

  • Aims

    The Iris Project aims to:

    • To improve literacy, particularly for children from deprived backgrounds
    • To enrich learning within state schools
    • To enrich and widen learning experiences for communities, especially in deprived urban regions
    • To show how the ancient world connects with the modern
    • To encourage people to visit museums and learn more about classics
  • Overview

    Established: May 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1121868

    Board members: 4

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 200

    Phone number: 07988 819158

    Address: 24 Green Ridges Oxford OX3 8PL

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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