Classics trip 2016

Classics trip 2016

High School of Dundee pupils seized the day during an action packed trip to the heart of Ancient Rome.

A group of 34 F2 and F3 pupils grabbed the chance to take in as many historic sights and soak up as much culture as they possibly could during a week-long Classics expedition to Rome and Sorrento in the Easter holidays.

When in Rome, the youngsters got a first-hand look at some of the wonders of famous civilisations when they visited the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Trevi Fountain, Circus Maximus, St Peter's Basilica and the Pantheon.

Leaving the Eternal City behind, the pupils made their way south to observe the world-renowned sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius, and to visit Sorrento and the island of Capri.     

As well as allowing the youngsters to immerse themselves in the world of the Roman Empire, the trip also enabled the pupils to sample modern Italian culture and to get a taste for authentic Italian cuisine, a challenge which they were happy to take on!

Pupil Ailsa Macdonald, F3, said, "The visits to Pompeii and Herculaneum were really good and it was amazing how everything was so well preserved having been buried for almost 2000 years after the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD."

Katie Joss, F3, said, "I really enjoyed the trip. We saw many Roman Buildings and sights like Circus Maximus and the Palace of the Emperors on the top of Palatine Hill. The food was also very good. We had lots of Pizza, Pasta and Ice Cream during the week."

Head of Classics, Edmund Faulkes, said, "Italy is such an exciting experience of art, architecture, culture and food. It's a privilege to share our enthusiasms with our pupils and to see them enthused in turn by the whole Italian experience."