On Saturday the 22nd of October, a group of students from Y8 and Y9 along with 5 teachers went on a trip to Greece. We were all excited to travel there, and after taking 2 flights we finally arrived in Athens.
After arriving in Athens, we went to Hotel Stanley to freshen up for a while. After that we went sightseeing and saw a couple of places such as Syntagma square, where the Greek parliament is, just in time for the Changing of the Guards which was quite unique. Afterwards we went back to the hotel and had an amazing dinner.
We had breakfast at the hotel, and then we left to see the Acropolis. This is a rocky outcrop above Athens that has the remains of several ancient buildings, the most famous being the Parthenon. After this we stopped to have lunch before heading off to Delphi.
We left from Parnassos Hotel and then we went to see the Temple of Apollo, which is where the Oracle of Delphi, Pythia, would sit and give prophecies. We were allowed to walk around for a while before lunch and then we were off to Olympia.
We left Hotel Neda to go to see the Archaeological Site of Olympia, which includes athletic training areas, a stadium and temples dedicated to the gods Hera and Zeus. There we had a race, with the winners being Grace Hayward and Isabel Dusterloh both from Y9. The Archaeological Museum of Olympia, exhibits finds from the site, and we also got to look around there as well. We stopped to have lunch before continuing to Nafplio.
After leaving Hotel Agamemnon, we went to Epidaurus, and there we saw some of the Sanctury of Asklepios and were able to climb to the top of the theatre there. After lunch, we went to see the Corinth Canal, which is an artificial canal. Then, after the drive back to Athens, we boarded the flight back to Manchester.
Overall, this trip has been great and so much fun. We learnt so much about the Greek culture and made memories to last forever.
A huge thanks to all the teachers, Ms Payne, Miss Howells, Mr Humphrey, Mrs Clutton, as well as our tour guides John and Giánnis and an extra big thank you to Mrs Charlton for organizing the trip and making sure everything went fine.
Written by Aamira M, Y9
AGGS MEDIA TEAM