Art and the written word are excellent resources for learning about the ancient world, but the physical remains left by the Greeks and Romans often provoke the strongest reactions from students of the Classics. Past pupils have often commented that a Classical trip or visit was a highlight of their time at school.
The Year 8 trip to Hadrian's Wall informs their study of the military occupation of Britain; and numerous trips to classical plays, both locally and in London, bring Greek Tragedy and Comedy to life.
Despite a range of other museum and theatre trips on a classical theme, including a regular Sixth Form trip to the British Museum, the undoubted highlight for many pupils is the Middle School Italy trip, which takes place every two years and is open to boys studying classical subjects in Years 10 and 11. In recent years, the trip has taken in the key Classical sites of Rome and the Bay of Naples, including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the preserved Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the Greek temples of Paestum.