Ancient sites explored in Rome and Pompeii

30 intrepid students from Blocks 2 and 3 braved sunshine and surfeits of ice cream on the biennial trip to Rome and Sorrento, taking in over a dozen historic ancient sites and wearing the soles of their shoes to the bare minimum – 22 miles covered in Rome, in two days! Here alone there was masses to see – the Altar of Peace, the colossal Colosseum, the perfection that is the Pantheon, circuses and baths a plenty. In Pompeii, the students acquitted themselves magnificently, using workbooks and quizzes to guide them round the extraordinary remains of the historic city lost under the volcano of Vesuvius in AD 79. Great weather, great sights to see, great behaviour. Here’s to 2016 when we do it all again! View photos.

By Christopher Grocock, Teacher of Classics

Ancient sites explored in Rome and Pompeii


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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