Classics Trip to British Museum

A Level Classical Civilisation students took a trip to London to visit the British Museum.

The students, who study Roman and Greek antiquity, visited the museum primarily to view the many Greek and Roman artefacts that make up the British Museum’s collection.

Bringing history to life, the 26 students were given free-reign to explore the museum, armed with a scavenger-hunt style list including all the main objects relevant to their course.

Students came face to face with a statue of Emperors Augustus and Tiberius as well as meeting a half head bust of Julius Caesar.

In between exploring the museum’s many collections, the students took time over lunch to take in the cafes and shops in the vicinity of the museum.

Classical Civilisation teacher Cathy Plumb planned the visit. Cathy said ‘ Students gained valuable interactive revision for the topics on the Classics course. The museum houses many of the artefacts covered on the course’s syllabus. The opportunity to see these object first-hand is very valuable for our students.’

This trip is one of many academic enrichment activities ran at the Sixth Form College each year. Academic enrichment will continue to grow at the Sixth Form College, offering our students an interactive, dynamic way of exploring their subjects.