I read with dismay recently that someone was encouraging Latin to be taught in school.

I did French but wriggled out of Latin in favour of German.

The consequences of that were that I have had friends in France, Belgium and Germany for 60 years, I was offered employment in Germany, I taught English in Belgium (easy pre-Brexit) and worked as a guide for several years in York with French and German visiting parties.

What similar benefits would Latin have given me?

Answers on a postage stamp please!

G. Brian Ledger, Horseman Close, Copmanthorpe, York