On the 21st of October, 32 students travelled from Chigwell School to Naples. This trip included pupils from year 10 to year 13, along with 4 teachers. Chigwell School have provided this trip to help enrich students’ understanding of their subjects—the trip was aimed at those studying Latin, Classic, Greek and Geography. The trip helped to widen the pupils' knowledge, as it was “good seeing everything, from the ruins, the local places…” -Kabir Basra, a year 12 student. 


The trip included visiting numerous Italian cities and towns such as Herculaneum, Sorrento, Pozzuoli, Salerno, and Pompeii. Whilst in these areas the students saw various sites such as Mount Vesuvius, which displayed the natural landscape and enabled pupils to see different geological features. The Flavian amphitheatre, which is the third largest amphitheatre in Italy, demonstrated prestigious architecture. The temple of Serapis allowed students to gain a better understating of the culture, as the temple was formerly part of a market. The school also viewed ancient Roman and Greek remains at the Naples Archaeological Museum, which granted pupils a better grasp of Roman and Greek history. The itinerary included a visit to the Amalfi Coast, which is a popular holiday destination with 5 million visitors per year. The Amalfi Coast became a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. This 50-kilometre stretch of coastline showcases the natural beauty of the world. The students spent some time in the Paestum Archaeological Site and museum. This site displayed artwork and ancient architecture such as temple ruins devoted to the Gods: Hera, Athena, and Neptune. 


Overall, the trip was a success, it granted students with an opportunity to visit new places, according to Kabir Basra, a year 12 student “Pompei is an epic place to see. The ruins were really interesting.” This trip allowed students to delve into their subjects by having a deeper understanding of what they are taught at school. Seeing these sites in real life enabled students to make sense of the knowledge they have obtained from textbooks.