Culture, exploration and sunshine

The culture and sunshine of Rome called to pupils from Art and Classics, who spent the first few days of the Easter holiday exploring sites ancient and modern. A group of twenty-five students and staff walked considerable distances to enjoy a range of galleries and museums and were also entertained by impromptu musical performances by Sam Jackson on the drums and Matthew Fisher on the piano!

The dual focus of this trip proved extremely popular, as students from both disciplines felt that their experience was enriched by exploring the other. The magnitude and glory of the Colosseum and Roman Forum impressed all, as did the sense of history ever present in the city. Open mouthed wonder came as standard. There were, predictably, too many artistic and architectural highlights to list, but seeing the fleshy, marble sculptures of Bernini in context and standing beneath the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel will certainly remain in many of our memories.

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