During half term, Dr McNamara led a Classics trip to the Bay of Naples and Pompeii - Lucy C (Y9 Selwyn's) shares her review of the trip:
Exciting, enjoyable and interesting; three words to describe the Pompeii trip.
I’m going to start off with the travelling: for me, the plane, security, and the coaches were fine, except for that one object that security is cautious about but in the end I got my bag back.
My favourite day out of the whole trip has to be the second day, where we travelled to Herculaneum and had free time in the town Sorrento. Herculaneum was quite easy to find your way around however, whenever you got a bit lost you would always find something interesting around the corner e.g. a house, a painting. We then had delicious pizza for our dinner on interesting Italian plates.
Sorrento was very nice to walk around in the evening and we all appreciated the free time and spent it well. Finally, on that day we had gelato, which was absolutely mouth-watering.
The next day was the day we had all been waiting for, travelling to Pompeii. We were all waiting for this because we had all heard so much about Pompeii from the books we study in school. We visited the amphitheatre, and some of us sang there, we also caught a glimpse of Caecilius’ house, which everyone knows about. Everyone on the trip loved Caecilius so much that the slogan of the trip was “Caecilius est in horto” (Caecilius is in the garden).
On the last day we travelled back at a very early time of 3:00am, which was too early for all of us. When I arrived home I wished the trip would have lasted longer because it was so much fun and very interesting. I think I’m speaking for everyone on the trip saying it was one of the most enjoyable school trips ever. I hope Dr McNamara organises another trip with the Classics Department because I’m sure it would be just as fun.
Lastly, I just want to say thank you to Dr McNamara and the Classics Department.
Reception One – Forest School
Reception One had a wonderful time last week at their first Forest School session in connection with Liverpool John Moores University.
They spent an hour exploring the forest and collecting lots of beautiful natural items whilst taking part in a scavenger hunt. At the end of the session, the children were delighted to learn how to approach the fire pit safely so that they could roast their own marshmallows on the fire – and the best part was they got to eat them! They ended the day with a very exciting game of forest hide and seek. We are very excited to see what the next sessions will bring.