A visit to the British Museum provided inspiration for our Fifth Form Latin GCSE pupils as they explored statues, monuments and artefacts from ancient Greece and Rome. The morning was spent in the Roman rooms, examining the portraits of the Emperors (especially Augustus) and the Roman Gods. Some pupils even managed to find time for a quick trip to the Rosetta Stone and the Egyptian mummies.
After lunch, the pupils visited the ancient Greek artefacts, including the stunning red- and black-figure vases, the impressive Nereid monument, and the controversial Parthenon sculptures. These exhibits gave form to many ideas they have encountered in their Latin lessons and their set texts, and will help them to visualise the Classical world in future.