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Italy Trip - June 2024

51 pupils and 6 teachers visited Lake Garda for 5 days in June 2024. The pupils visited Lake Garda, Verona, Valeggio, Murano and Venice. In Lake Garda we visited Sirmione and then got the ferry across to Lazise where our young people were able to admire the architecture and hear about the history of the area.

The following day we visited Valeggio and Verona where we were able to enter the arena where gladiators battled. We were fortunate enough to see the set up for the evening’s opera show and pupils experienced sitting in the range of seats available. Of course no visit to Verona is complete without a visit to Juliette’s balcony. Our final cultural visit was to Venice and Murano. We were very lucky to be able to watch two master glass blowers at work and witness the intricacy of making glass horses in our visit to Murano. This was then followed by a visit to Venice where we saw St Mark’s Square & Basilica, the Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs.

Throughout our time we had daily challenges running including Photo of the Day and Hero/Zero. This made our pupils more aware of the sights they were seeing and we were very impressed with the acts of kindness shown by many in the group. Our cultural visits were broken up by visits to a waterpark and a theme park which provided well deserved downtime.

Overall, the attitude and behaviour of our young people was exceptional which added to the enjoyment and success of the trip.

To view the Italy Trip 2024 Photo Gallery, click Here