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Rome trip in March

Rome trip in March

Students in Year 12 and 13 had a very successful trip to Rome in March. The sun was shinning, the ice cream was delicious and the city lived up to its reputation as being one of the most beautiful in Europe.

The trip was designed to support the studies of students studying Classical Civilisation  and History at A level. Year 12 students were wowed by the Greek statues in the Vatican Museum, Discobolos, the Trevi Fountain (see below) and Apoxymenos, comparing them with the pictures they had up to this point seen only in their textbooks back at school. Year 13 focused on the ancient Roman sites; the Forae, the Pantheon and the Ara Pacis. These are set sources for the exam syllabus so they merited careful perusal! Other students particularly enjoyed the visit to the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican City. All this was interspersed with frequent visits to piazzas, gelateria and the occasional cafĂ©.

The Trevi  Fountain
As well as being particularly useful for our studies, the trip was also a great social opportunity and allowed us to make friends with students that we would not normally interact with. We were granted plenty of free time where we could experience Rome for ourselves, including its markets and fountains. This was really great for enjoying the culture of Italy without restriction. If you are considering going on the Rome trip then you won't be disappointed. There is so much to see, one trip will not be enough.

Enjoying Rome!