Jamie wants to see if a classical education - with subjects that were once at the centre of a British education, and taught by some of the most brilliant people - can reach today's disillusioned kids.
Top Cambridge Latin scholar Professor Mary Beard attempts to excite the kids with a subject few state school kids do any more, using David Beckham's tattoos as an unusual Latin primer, but is met by a wall of noise.
Former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion at first fares little better. But he has a radical plan that may help to engage the kids with his subject.
Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former spin doctor (whose last politics class worked only too well and led to a fight) returns to give it another go.
And Jamie hopes that Grammy winner Jazzie B of Soul II Soul can reach the creativity that he thinks may be a key to engaging these underqualified kids.Watch now on 4oD
|Wednesday 23 March 2011||Channel 4|
|Wednesday 23 March 2011||9PM||Channel 4|