At its best, education transcends the classroom, and the long weekend trip to Rome was an excellent example of this. On Sunday, sixth formers studying Philosophy and Theology, History, and Classics returned from a life-changing trip to the historic Italian city. In the space of just three days, starting at 4.45am on Friday, our students visited some of the most iconic buildings in the world, such as the Colosseum and St Peter’s Basilica. Our pupils experienced great art in the form of the Sistine Chapel and the Pieta, just two of the many great works by Michael Angelo they were able to see. The walking tour of Mussolini’s EUR district was a particular highlight, along with trips to the Mausoleo Fosse Ardeatine and the Museum of Liberation.
Mr Rice-Bowen, Philosophy and Theology subject lead said: “My most abiding memory of this trip will be the sound of ‘wow’ ringing out time and time again as the students discovered yet another fascinating sight which will change the way they view the world forever.”