Visiting Classical Italy

21 April 2017


5th and 6th Form boys made the most of a fantastic week long Classics trip to Italy during the Easter break.  Whilst in Italy the boys visited different Italian cities, took part in an interactive workshop and explored ancient places of interest.

The boys started the trip with three days in Rome where they visited the Spanish Steps, walked along the Tiber, saw the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum plus many more ancient sites that they have been learning about in their Classics lessons.

To their delight, on the last day in Rome, the boys took part in a Gladiator School workshop at the Gruppo Storico Romano Museum. After a brief lecture on the history of the Gladiator, the boys were put through a vigorous training routine of learning how to move and duel using their Gladiator sword with confidence and passion.  Some boys even had the opportunity to try on some Gladiator costumes as well.

After Rome the group moved to Sorrento where they climbed Vesuvius, explored Pompeii and Herculaneum with a guided tour and had a boat ride around Capri.  For many of the boys Capri and Vesuvius were the highlights of the trip.

Mr Long said “This was a fantastic trip to organise for the boys. They were able to experience and visit everything that Italy has to offer and came home with a greater appreciation of their cultural experience. A highlight of mine was seeing the boys’ faces when they saw the Colosseum for the first time from Trajan’s Forum! Wonderful to see.”


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