Volcano hike enjoyed by students as part of trip to Rome and Pompeii

GCSE Latin and Geography students enjoyed an incredible trip to Rome and Pompeii from Saturday 19th October to Wednesday 23rd October 2019. One of the highlights was when students got to hike up Mount Vesuvius volcano near Naples, which has its summit crater at 1,281 metres above sea level. This is the volcano which famously erupted in 79AD destroying the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Thirty-six students from Years 10 and 11 saw several famous sites of the Italian capital such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Spanish steps, the Forum and the Trevi fountain.

The group then moved on to Sorrento. From there, they visited Pompeii, Herculaneum and climbed Mount Vesuvius volcano. Students were accompanied by Ms Lucas, Mr Elsby, Mr Cahill and Ms Hill.

Trip leader Ms Lucas said, “We had a wonderful time in Italy where we were blessed with excellent weather. I was really impressed by the students' energy as we had planned to see and visit lots of places. It was very full-on. I hope the trip will give students the will to travel more in the future and to be curious about the wold. Thank you to all our students for their impeccable behaviour and attitude throughout the trip.”

Callum in Year 11 said, “It was one of the best school trips I have been on. It was a very good experience and I’d recommend this trip to younger students who are thinking about going in the future. Also, all the teachers helped make it a well organised and enjoyable trip. Everything we saw was stunning.”