Classics Tour – Greece
We marked the end of the academic year 2021-22 in the Classics Department with a trip to Greece for Years Eight, Nine and Ten. Forty-eight excited pupils and five equally excited teachers departed for Athens, and spent that evening watching the sunset at Cape Sounion, where we visited the Temple of Poseidon. Pupils got the chance to explore Athens, learning about the cradle of democracy, and talking selfies by the Parthenon.
A particular highlight was our visit to the Acropolis Museum, the top floor of which is set up in parallel to the Acropolis above it, so that visitors can walk around the frieze whilst looking at the real thing.
After Athens, a flurry of destinations in the Peloponnese and elsewhere followed: pupils enjoyed a foot race in the running track used during the ancient Olympics (with olive oil amphorae prizes), they re-enacted scenes from Greek tragedy at the theatre in Epidauros, and they hiked to the top of the Acrocorinth, a huge hill overlooking the gulf of Corinth, to take in spectacular views.
The trip was a fantastic way to end the year, and we were very excited to have managed to get abroad again!
Dr Thom Russell, Head of Classics