Year 10 and Year 11 Trip to Rome

Over the October half term break, the RHS MFL faculty led a trip to Rome for the Year 10 and Year 11 students. Led by Ms Lucas, 41 students began their adventure in the (very) early hours of Monday 24th October, setting off from Heathrow for Italy.

The group walked 65 kilometres in four days to discover all the wonders that the city of seven hills had to offer. The first day started with a visit to the San Sebastian Catacombs and a first stroll into Rome, which ended with a stop at the famous Trevi fountain. 

The next day, students and staff spent the afternoon in Vatican city and Saint Peter’s Basilica. Wednesday was dedicated to antique Rome and saw Trajan’s old Forum, Marcellus Theatre and had a chance to visit the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Thursday came too quickly and the group spent the morning sightseeing around the Spanish Steps (the largest in Europe!) before making their way to the airport and back to Ruislip. 

Everyone in the group had a wonderful time and were truly blessed with the weather. 

Imogen, Year 11, said: “I did not want to leave! My mum was very jealous when I showed her all my pictures. My favourite place to visit was the Vatican, as it was like nothing I have ever seen before!”

Taylor, Year 11, supported her comments: “Rome was absolutely stunning. I would give the trip a mark of 10/10 and I really want to go back. I loved making new friends and discovering a new place!”

Finally, Ms Lucas told us:  “We had such a great time! Students learnt so much and it was fantastic to see them amazed by the beauty of Rome, whilst they spent quality time together. Bring on 2024 for a new edition of the Italy trip!”

Thank you to all of the staff who attended the trip and supported our students throughout the week. We cannot wait to go back in two years’ time with more dedicated Year 10 and 11 students.