Year 11 classicists visited the British Museum’s fantastic Parthenon galleries and the frieze of the Temple of Apollo at Bassae on Tuesday afternoon.
These monuments are key artefacts in the Myth and Religion paper of the GCSE course and the students have studied them in class. The gallery featured fragments of the Parthenon sculpture and also pieces of architecture, with video displays using computer graphics explain how the sculptures were placed on the building to get a sense of how they might originally have been experienced. It was fantastic to see the actual sculptures and students studied, sketched and recreated some of the sculptures.
This was a long-awaited trip as the galleries had been closed until Christmas and so it was all the more enjoyable.