News Middle School and Sixth Form Classicists Visit Greece 03.11.2023

During the first week of half-term 38 Middle School and Sixth Form classicists visited Athens for a week-long exploration of the ancient Greek world.

The students delved into the rich tapestry of Greek history, visiting iconic sites that have withstood the test of time. From the breathtaking Cape Sounion to the ancient marvels of Marathon, Delphi, Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae, and the venerable ancient Corinth—the itinerary was a captivating blend of history, archaeology, and mythology.

Guided by the expertise of their teachers, the students were led through the hallowed halls of Athens’ museums, absorbing the cultural and artistic treasures that tell the story of Western civilisation. Of course, the journey wasn’t just an academic pursuit—it was a sensory feast that extended to the culinary delights of Greece with students (and staff!) savouring the flavours of the Mediterranean.

The trip wouldn’t have been a success without the efforts of the accompanying teachers—Mr. Renshaw, Mr. Hackett, Dr. Alexander, Ms. Graham, and Dr. Goodall—and the enthusiasm of the students who embraced the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks.