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Year 9 Trip to Bath

Educational Visit Classics


On 29 February Year 9 went to Bath to admire the Georgian architecture and visit the Roman Baths Museum.

The day began at the Royal Crescent and the Ha-ha and girls enjoyed identifying the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian columns in the Circus as they walked past them on the way to the Museum.  Once there an informative and lively teaching and artefact-handling session was followed by an audio tour of the site.  Highlights included the temple pediment, the head of Sulis Minerva, the lead curse tablets and, of course, the Sacred Spring and Great Bath. 

In some follow up work Lily Gawlik gave the following description: ‘The Sacred Spring has naturally hot water that rises every day and has been doing so for thousands of years and the Great Bath is a massive pool, 1.6 metres deep, that is lined with sheets of lead and filled with hot spring water.’

Fortunately the weather was fine and everyone enjoyed a very informative and stimulating day which really brought the Romans to life.

 



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