In March the Lower Sixth Latin and Classical Civilisation sets joined forces with those studying History of Art ona visit to the British Museum. The Classical Civilisation students enjoyed the opportunity to view the Parthenon sculptures as they form a significant element in their AS course. They have studied the metopes and ionic friezethat decorated the temple in antiquity as well as the pedimental sculptures that narrate important episodes in Athens’ myth-history; the competition between Athena and Poseidon to decide which of them should be the city’s tutelary deity and the miraculous birth of Athena, clad in full body armour and straight from Zeus’ head!
Whilst there, the students seized the opportunity to visit other galleries, with Roman Britain and
Ancient Egypt being popular destinations.