March 2019 – Greece
Students from Year 7-Year 11 in our Senior School went on a school trip to Greece from 10th to 15th March this year. The students were able to explore the city of Athens and visit sites in the Peloponnese region and thus deepen their understanding of the Classical World as studied in Art, History and French lessons. The students created presentations and short theatrical pieces to showcase their learning.
The trip began with a visit to Mycenae where the students were able to see the so-called Lions Gate and the Tholos royal tombs. They then went to Epidaurus, where the students were able to dress up as Greek actors and act out their own sketches in the theatre.
There then followed a visit to the Byzantine Monastery of Hosios Loukas, before the trip to the Peloponnese region concluded in breath-taking fashion with a visit to the atmospheric site of Delphi and its museum. On their return to Athens, the students’ dexterity and artistic gifts were tested in a ceramics workshop, where they were able to create pieces to take home.
The trip drew to a close in Athens where there are so many iconic places to visit: The Acropolis and its museum, the Parthenon, the Agora, the Temple of Zeus, the Archaeological Museum as well as the picturesque areas of Plaka and Monastiraki.
The memories of this trip full of experiences and discovery will stay with us all for a long time to come.