Last year in early December, a group of Year 10 and Year 11 students and teachers were given the opportunity of a lifetime to travel all over Italy, on the Ancient History Tour.
On the tour, the girls were able to visit many important sites mentioned in the HSC Syllabus of the Ancient History course, such as Pompeii and Herculaneum and Rome, and even lesser known sites such as Paestum, where the oldest Greek temples ever found (6 BC) are situated. The trip, although strongly aligned to the HSC Syllabus, also gave students a broader understanding and appreciation of Italy by investing in Italian culture; this was done by exploring iconic places such as Amalfi, Sorrento and the Via del Corso in Rome.
A highlight for many of the girls was finishing the trip off in Venice, exploring the beautiful city and going on a gondola ride, visiting St. Mark's Square, and seeing both glass blowing and lace demonstrations. Overall, the tour was an unforgettable experience that left all of the attending students feeling very well informed for the years ahead academically, and greatly fulfilled in their Italian experience.