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01/04

Venice Art Trip

Sixth Formers enjoyed a cultural long weekend in Venice – the first international school trip in a very long time.

Some of our A Level students, not only those studying History of Art and Art, spent an edifying three days admiring Venetian art, architecture and local culture. Arriving by water taxi, the group enjoyed an action-packed long weekend fuelled by espresso runs at dawn and plenty of pizza, pasta, gelato and art.

Students went on a guided tour of Venice by a local resident and visited a host of galleries, including the Peggy Guggenheim, Galleria dell’Accademia, Doge’s Palace, and the numerous museums of St Mark’s Square. Staff led early morning street photography sessions at the local fish market and port, as well as numerous coffee and pastry runs.

The long weekend included a trip to the island of Murano, where the group had a private tour of a local glass factory to see the different techniques of glass blowing and sculpting, followed by some gift shopping for Mothers’ Day. Highlights included the beautiful views from the back of the boat as well as the amazing seafood pasta and risotto that Venice is famous for.  Students commented:

“It was so nice to be able to see all our case studies in real life – it really changed how I saw the artworks.”  

“Even though I don’t study any art-related subjects, it was amazing to soak up the culture and to learn about the history and art from my fellow classmates, as they described what they had learnt in lessons.” 

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