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Year 9 trip to Bath

On Wednesday 11 October Year 9 travelled to the fascinating city of Bath, the largest city in the ceremonial county of Somerset.  All the students toured the Roman Baths and the girls who study Latin attended a very interesting workshop about the artefacts in the museum, particularly the tombstones. They discussed the Latin inscriptions on the tombstones, translating and working out family relationships.

‘I really enjoyed looking around the Baths and the museum. All the staff were very helpful and friendly and the teaching staff gave us an interesting talk about the people at Bath. Bath is a beautiful town and it was an amazing trip.’ Cecily Taylor 9L

The girls who do not study Latin visited the Abbey. There was also time to have a wander around outside the Baths and buy an ice cream or cookie and, for the staff, a well-earned coffee.

The trip was great fun, from the educational to the sight-seeing and all the students took a lot from it. ‘I enjoyed the trip very much – learning all about the Baths and looking around the museum. I was surprised on how well preserved the Baths were and I liked the talk about the Baths, it was really fascinating to see all the various aspects. Bath is an interesting, stunning and charming town that made the trip even more worthwhile.’ Jyotsni Bhattacharyya 9L

Image of students making notes at the Roman Baths

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