• May 2014



  • Two groups of pupils in 5ème, 4ème and 3ème have made school trips to Spain and Italy.

    They are very excited to share with you this great experience.

    They are telling some of the numerous and amazing visits they have done…

    Don’t hesitate to ask them questions or make comments.


    Deux groupes d’élèves de 5ème, 4ème et 3ème  sont partis en voyage scolaire en Espagne et en Italie.

    Dans cette rubrique, ils vous racontent avec enthousiasme quelques-unes des nombreuses visites qu’ils ont effectuées…

    N’hésitez pas à leur poser des questions ou faire des commentaires.

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  • TRIP TO ITALY : the Trevi Fountain (by Nelly)TRIP TO ITALY : the Trevi Fountain (by Nelly)The fountain was made in the 16th century, between 1732 and 1762 by Niccolò Salvi et Guiseppe Pannini. The fountain was built during the government of the popes Clement XII, Benedict XIV and Clement XIII.  It is situated in Roma, Italy, in the Latium, on the piazza di Trevi. It´s a baroque style fountain. The fountain is supplied with the water of the Aqua Virgo aqueduct, built in 19 BC. by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.

    The fountain is very famous because of its tradition : if you throw a coin into the Trevi – with your back to the fountain, throwing the coin with your right hand over your left shoulder – that will ensure you a return to Rome. Then, if you do the same thing with your left hand over your right shoulder you can choose your wish.

     The fountain shows God Neptune who is pulled by two tritons cascades and two water horses. The set is surmounted by the coat of arms of pope Clement XII, and four statues on the balustrade that represent the four seasons. The fountain appears in a lot of movies like “La Dolce Vita” in 1960, “We All Loved Each Other So Much” in 1974,  “Sabrina Goes to Rome” in 1998, “When in Rome” in 2002,  “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” in 2003, “Elsa & Fred” in 2005...

    I have chosen to describe this monument because I found it very beautiful and I enjoyed the legend and I like the baroque style. There were many many people so we haven't been able to throw coins into the fountain, but it will be a new occasion to go back to The Trevi fountain!

    The trip was an amazing experience, it was really wonderful, we learnt lots of things and we spent really good times. We went to Rome, Pompeii, Naples, Paestum…  We visited a lot of museums and we saw lots of historic monuments. The teachers were really nice with us, they even led us into an Italian gelateria ! The ice creams were delicious, we have many wonderful memories there!  Italy is really beautiful !TRIP TO ITALY : the Trevi Fountain (by Nelly)






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  • 1) Visit TRIP TO ITALY : Pompeii (by Léa)

    On Wednesday April 9th, we visited Pompeii. Pompeii is situated next to Naples in Italy. Pompeii was buried in 79 AD by the ash of the Vesuvius during an eruption.

    We visited the amphitheatre (built in 80 before Christ, it could host 12,000 at 20,000 spectators), the thermopolium (it's a fast-food from Roman antiquity), the “fullonica of Stephanus” (it's a brewery). Then we visited the Stabiae therms , a bakery (where the archaeologists found a charred bread), the  gladiators' barracks, the theatre (it could host 5,000 spectators). Then we saw, the forum (it was the economic, political, judicial and religious centre of the city), the “castellum aquae” (built at the highest point of the city). Then we went into the house of the Vetii (it’s a domus, a luxurious residence), the Faune’s house (built in the 2nd century BC), and finally the house of the Tragic Poet and the “lupanar” (it was an establishment where there were prostitutes).

    2) Personal Impression about the visit TRIP TO ITALY : Pompeii (by Léa)

    I adored being in Pompeii. I can’t manage to believe, that many centuries ago, there were people who lived down there. Around the pedestrian passage, we could see the chariots tracks, it's extraordinary! 

     3) Personal impression about the trip

    This trip is the best of my life. It was so perfect. I adored the activities even if I have detested the Solfatara because there was such a very bad smell! I will never forget this trip, it’s impossible! Italy is really so pretty… TRIP TO ITALY : Pompeii (by Léa)





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  • TRIP TO ITALY : the Vatican (by Rosie)We have visited the Vatican museums. We have visited the St Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel but in this chapel we couldn’t talk because it’s a religious place. There were lots of rooms: a room with statues of all the muses, a room with statues with antique animals, a room with lots of 17th century maps.

    I loved this visit because all the rooms were very beautiful. This visit was not my favorite visit of the travel but it was in my top 5! TRIP TO ITALY : the Vatican (by Rosie)


    I loved all of the travel very much:  in Italy the landscapes were very beautiful and it was very hot. The one thing that I didn't like was the volcano called Solfatara because the smokes and gaz emanating from the volcano smell like rotten eggs.


    The place that I liked most was Pompei.


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  • TRIP TO ITALY : the Vesuvius (by Garance) The Vesuvius is a volcano situated in Southern Italy next to the gulf of Naples. It exploded on AD 79 and destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum, towns situated nearby. The Vesuvius measures 1,281 meters, the diameter of the crater measures 500 meters. This volcano is explosive and effusive. Now there is vegetation. On the volcano, there are fumaroles. It isn’t dormant but is calmed. Its last explosion was in 1944. Every year 200,000 people do the climbing to visit it. 

    I think that the visit was…tiring, but interesting! We had a beautiful view over the sea. And I saw that Naples is a very big city and very near the volcano! The Vesuvius is very very big too; I thought it wasn’t so big! 

    The trip was great. I look forward to go back there.

    The architecture is beautiful, because in the mountains there are multi-coloured houses. I liked the Baroque Rome and fountains, but I was disappointed by the tourists.

    Vatican is extraordinary, it is very big and very beautiful, and I especially liked the ceilings. There is a room with lots animals (statues and paintings). But I preferred the maps room, there are 44 maps dating 17th century! And the ceiling is super! Pompeii is surprising because it measure 22 hectares and there are “crosswalks”. The Ancient Romans could cross the dirty roads safely!

     TRIP TO ITALY : the Vesuvius (by Garance)TRIP TO ITALY : the Vesuvius (by Garance)


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