A group of thirty students and five Belmont staff hotfooted it over to Italy for the first week of the half-term holiday.
The group visited Florence and Venice, two of the great cultural powerhouses of the Italian Renaissance. We were blessed with some fantastic weather, mid-October in Italy doesn’t get better than shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops and gelato in the hand.
The children learned all about the great artists of this period including Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael. They seemed genuinely surprised at what the famous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got up to during the Renaissance!
Italy is obviously renowned for its fantastic food and tiramisu making proved a real hit with the group. I am sure that Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry would have approved of the results.
No trip to Venice is complete without a boat ride and the group had fantastic time visiting Murano and its glass and Burano and its lovely shops. Halloween also arrived early in Venice with a scary night-time ghost walk.
I would like to thank Mrs Smith, Mrs Bridge, Mrs McRill and Mr Hayward, for their support throughout the week without their help the trip wouldn’t have happened.