Saint Felix School pupils enjoy Greek odyssey
- Credit: Cherie Ayres
Pupils from Saint Felix School have enjoyed an educational excursion to Greece.
Youngsters from the school, in Reydon near Southwold, took part in the whistle-stop tour to a number of key sites around Greece, providing archaeological insight into Ancient Greece, in line with topics being studied across the school curriculum.
The week-long trip, which took place during the Easter holidays, brought classroom studies to life for 13 students.
Headmaster James Harrison and Classics teacher Cherie Ayres, accompanied the pupils on their Greek odyssey to a range of historical destinations.
These included the Acropolis Museum, the island of Aegina, a guided tour of the Temple of Aphaia, a trip around Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon.
Completing exploration of the area, students also visited the archaeological remains of the Acropolis and Parthenon.
A visit to both the ancient and modern parts of Delphi was next on the itinerary, including a visit to the city's museum, expanding students' understanding of Greek decision-making in taking advice from the Oracle of Delphi.
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The group also had an insight into the original Olympic Games with a trip to Olympia in the Western Peloponnese, before travelling to Tolon in the Eastern Peloponnese to spend the sixth day of the trip at Mycenae and the theatre at Epidaurus, where they experienced a demonstration of the optimal acoustics constructed in the 2nd century BC.
The history hungry pupils completed their voyage of discovery with a visit to the seaport town of Navplion, before ending their trip at ancient Corinth.
Headmaster James Harrison said: 'A trip like this brings so many topics to life for young people – as well as Ancient History, Art and Classics, it has highlighted the on-going influence of the Ancient Greeks over so many areas of modern life.
'The opportunity to gain personal insight into ancient civilisations is a great benefit in terms of providing context for, and consolidating the knowledge acquired in lessons. And for a passionate Classicist, it is very rewarding to share my interests and enthusiasm with pupils.'
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