School Classics Tours
Study the Classics in a range of exciting destinations
Here in the UK we are lucky to have such a choice of great museums that schools can visit, and world institutions such as the British Museum are a great place for schools to study Classics. However, for the ultimate learning experience, every school that is serious about teaching their students about the ancient world should think about offering a school trip to one or more of the European cities where evidence from the Classical period can still be seen and experienced.
Despite Classics not being considered a foundation subject within the National Curriculum, every school pupil will encounter the Greeks or Romans, whether through historical study, art history or language, and many secondary schools choose to allocate time for Classical Studies.
Azzuri skies, piazzas, pizza and gelati .....Italy is a fantastic destination for an educational school trip! Inspired Travel offer bespoke itineraries to this exciting region - to make the most of, and enjoy, the best that Italy can offer....
A Classics and History trip to Rome will enrich your student’s understanding of Rome's long and colourful past, from the ancient world of the Romans, through to the Renaissance and the more recent Fascist movement under Mussolini. ...
Best Locations for a School Classics Tour
School Classics Tours offer students a memorable opportunity to experience the ancient, traditional and modern day cultures, in close proximity. In Italy, The Colosseum and the Forum sit in the heart of Rome, and the twin sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum are a short hop from a base in Naples or Sorrento. In Greece, The Acropolis and Parthenon sit in the heart of the Greek capital, Athens. Italy and Greece are the most popular destinations for students studying Classics but schools can visit other locations such as the island of Sicily, the South of France and Turkey.
Classics and the School Curriculum
Ancient Greek and Roman ruins can be seen in the heart of modern day Greece and Italy, and are woven into the language, literature and art. These two countries once dominated this part of the world, and gave rise to what we now think of as civilisation and democracy. Their wealth and knowledge was displayed in the stone theatres and temples that can still be seen to this day. Schools could visit these locations many times over and never run out of different ways of engaging their students through different aspects of the Classics curriculum.
"Classics tours are a unique way of bringing educational treasures to life and enable students to experience many iconic historical sites, thus extending learning and building understanding of classical communities, culture and society. At Select our experienced classics advisor, Sandra Thomas, has worked closely with classics teachers over many years, seeing them return again and again with different groups of students to destinations such as Rome, the Bay of Naples, Athens, Delphi, Olympia and Tolon. She says that seeing the amazing sites first-hand is unforgettable and something that students gain hugely from in a wide range of learning areas. The tours add depth to their learning experience due to the numerous links to politics, literature, art, culture and more!"
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"With a wealth of ancient monuments and fascinating museums housing centuries-old artefacts, the ancient cities of Rome and Athens are the perfect cities for students of Ancient History, the Classics and Classical Civilisation. Whether your aim is to appreciate the splendour of the art and architecture of the ancient structures and archaeological sites, or you're looking to bring to life the history of ancient Roman or Greek society, these are without question the ideal destinations to complement your classroom studies and place the curriculum into context. Be it the capital of Italy or Greece, fire your students' imaginations and return to school enthused and enlightened."