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Rome Trip 2019

On 30th April 2019 35 yr8 and yr9 students undertook a pilgrimage to Rome organised by Mrs. Watson and the RE department.

The students had the opportunity to enjoy a packed and varied itinerary which mixed devotional visits to the Holy sites of the Vatican and Rome’s amazing Churches, with all the great historical landmarks and cultural experiences which this incredible ancient city has to offer.

We flew into Rome and visited the Pope’s summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, built on the edge of a huge volcanic lake, before checking into our city centre Hotel: a residence run by catholic Nuns especially for pilgrims.

The following 3 days were a whirl of activity, experiences and memories. We spent time at amazing ancient monuments like The Coliseum, and the ancient Christian catacombs. We visited the Vatican and toured St. Peter’s Basilica, as well as other beautiful Churches such as the ancient Pantheon, and Santa Maria Maggiore, taking in 2 of Michaelangelo’s finest sculptures on the way.

There was also time to experience the beauty and culture of the city: we saw the Trevi fountain, where students could toss their coin in and make a wish, Piazza Navona and the famous Spanish steps. And there was also time for some shopping.

The students conducted themselves in an exemplary fashion and were very respectful and appreciative . The Rome pilgrimage is a regular feature of the Bonus Pastor enrichment calendar and continues to go from strength to strength