Last week, the Year 7s visited Merida for the annual Latin trip organised by Mr Bennet and Ms Isaac. Over three days, the Runnymede pupils visited all the fascinating and famous sights of the ancient town, which once served as the important provincial capital of the Roman province of Lusitania.
Of particular interest to the pupils was the excellently-preserved Roman amphitheatre and impressive circus, where the acclaimed Spanish-Roman charioteer Diocles began his illustrious career. The spectacular theatre was possibly the highlight - this is known as one of the finest theatres of the Roman world left standing today. The pupils also got to watch the sun set over the longest ancient bridge in the world, and performed an evening poetry reading at the beautiful temple of Diana. In all, it was a fantastic educational trip; one much enjoyed by pupils and staff alike.