London school makes Sanskrit compulsory

Monday 15th September 2014 14:09 EDT

In the heart of London, a British school has made Sanskrit compulsory for its junior division. St James Independent school, a private school in West London, has taken this step, after it realised Sanskrit helps students grasp math, science and other languages better. Warwick Jessup, head of Sanskrit department, said: “This is the most perfect and logical language in the world, the only one that is not named after the people who speak it. Indeed the word itself means perfected language.”

Paul Moss, headmaster of the school, said:“The Devnagri script and spoken Sanskrit are two of the best ways for a child to overcome stiffness of fingers and the tongue. Today’s European languages do not use many parts of the tongue and mouth while speaking or many finger movements while writing, whereas Sanskrit helps immensely to develop cerebral dexterity through its phonetics.”

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