Benenden Students Spend Easter Overseas

Benenden Students Spend Easter Overseas

Benenden students certainly made the most of the Easter break, with three separate trips abroad taking place at the start of the holidays. Spanish students spent time in Malaga, French students visited Paris, and Classics students ventured across Italy from Rome to Pompeii.

Spanish students stayed at the Istituto Malaca, attending lessons at the language school while immersing themselves in the Spanish language and culture, including a visit to the Moorish fortress Alcazar, a day trip to see the UNESCO World Heritage Mosque-Cathedral at Cordoba, and a shopping spree in the fashionable Calle Larios area.

Students on the French trip had opportunities to experience the gardens of Versailles, to watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle from the height of the Arc de Triomphe, and to explore the history and culture on display in the Louvre. They were also delighted to be properly introduced to their Parisian pen friends, who they had previously exchanged letters with from School.

Finally, Classics students walked around Hadrian’s Villa on arrival in Italy, later exploring The Colosseum, the Forum and the Palatine Hill. They reached the summit of Mount Vesuvius and roamed the streets of Pompeii, with members of the Benenden Choir receiving a round of applause for an impromptu performance in a Pompeian theatre.

Now back in School and settling into a busy Summer Term, it’s been wonderful for students to take these opportunities to expand their cultural horizons with travel to a range of locations.