Last term, a group of Sixth Form students were lucky enough to jet off to Sorrento and explore the beauty of Italy, accompanied by Miss Spary and Mr Askey. Travel & Tourism students were focusing on the recovery of the travel industry post-Covid, while the Geographers & Scientists were looking forward to peering into Mount Vesuvius and the city of Pompeii, frozen in time. Photographers were excited to document and capture all of their cultural experiences.
On the first day, we arrived in the city of Naples, where we wandered the streets, enjoyed world famous pizza in Sorbillos, and of course had a gelato (or two). After arriving back at the hotel and unpacking, we enjoyed a mouth-watering three course meal.
The following days were filled with exploration, including a hike to the summit of Mount Vesuvius, a visit to Pompeii and a day trip to the island of Capri where some were brave enough to venture into the fresh, cool Mediterranean sea. We took a drive along the world famous Amalfi coast where we were able to see the blossom of the cherry trees, the baths of Regina Giovanna and explore the historic town of Amalfi.
Photography students filled their cameras with the amazing scenery and culture that Italy had to offer and had the opportunity to engage with a local called ‘Car’, who showed us hidden wonders like the ‘Devil's Valley’ surrounding Vesuvius and the beautiful villas nestled in the Amalfi coast.
We had an unforgettable time filled with laughter, memories and endless amounts of pizza that we won't be forgetting anytime soon!
by James & Katerina (Year 13)