Bingley Grammar School

Yr 10 Italy Trip

In July, 40 Year 10 Humanities students visited Italy to enrich their understanding of Geography, History and RE.

Mr Ward reports:
We began our trip by travelling through the night to Rome - therefore the first day was a very sleepy experience at the largest amphitheatre ever built, the Coliseum. The students were fortified later by an outstanding Roman pizza.

Day two was spent visiting the Vatican and we were lucky to catch a surprise appearance by the Pope in St Peter’s Square (a number of the students were convinced that the Pope’s address was based around a lasagne recipe!)

The next day involved a transfer to the Bay of Naples and a visit to Pompeii where students came face to face with life in a Roman settlement that was abruptly ended in 79CE with the eruption of the nearby Mt Vesuvius. This was amazing to see first-hand.

The final day was a real touch of ‘La Dolce Vita’ with a full day on Capri Island, playground of the rich and famous, where Bingley Grammar School students fitted right in!

I would like to thank the students who were a real credit to the school - many fond memories were made for students and staff alike.

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St Peter's Group shot