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Ancient History Discover Roman London

At the end of March, our Ancient History students were able to take part in a fantastic trip to London to take in some of the sights that the capital has to offer. The 36, year 12 and 13, students spent an action-packed three days taking in a huge range of the city’s most exciting and ancient exhibitions, including London Mithraeum, where they were able to discover Roman London and see the past brought vividly to life in the Temple of Mithras in an immersive, multi-sensory experience.

The group were also able to visit the British Museum, The Museum of London, and the Tower Bridge Experience, as well as taking a Roman London Walking Tour, which took them around the capital taking in the site of a Roman Bathhouse, as well as the original Roman wall that guarded the city around 1,800 years ago.

London Jack the Ripper Tour

The trip highlight for most was undoubtedly the evening Jack the Ripper Tour. The guided tour saw the group spirited back to the 19th Century East End, touring the streets of Spitalfields and Whitechapel where, led by a Ripper expert, they were drawn into the mystery which has been baffling and terrifying people for more than 125 years.

Staff from both the British Museum and the Jack the Ripper Tour commented on the exemplary conduct of our students, whom they found to be engaged, attentive and respectful, throughout the trip. They were able to access art and architecture that is specifically relevant to their Roman and Greek Units. A fantastic time was had by all who attended, and the students have come back to the classroom buoyed by their experiences and ready to bring those experiences into their learning.


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