Wareham Public School students spend April vacation in Greece and Italy

May 22, 2018
Courtesy of: Matt Stanton Wareham students at the Roman Colosseum.

Wareham Public School students met their international pen pals and explored Greece and Italy during a ten-day trip sponsored by the school’s Global Education Department during April break.

The group of 32 consisted of students, parents, faculty and family members. They began their trip in Athens, Greece where they took in the historic sights of the Acropolis, the Parthenon and the original Olympic stadium.

After two days of exploring Athens, the tour traveled to Delphi, an ancient Greek religious sanctuary sacred to the god Apollo.

From Delphi, the tour set sail on the Ionian Sea to the east coast of Italy. Here, the travelers explored Mount Vesuvius. Following the hike was a visit to the island of Capri and the famed "Blue Grotto”, as well as a trip to the ancient city of Pompeii.

One of the biggest highlights of the trip, however, was a chance to finally meet students and teachers from Wareham High's sister school, Liceo Scientifico Enrico Fermi in Gaeta, Italy.

Wareham high students have been pen pals with Liceo Scientifico Enrico Fermi students for the past year.

Students were finally met their long-distance friends face to face, exchanging gifts and touring the famous port city together.

The final two days of the tour consisted of a tour in Rome were they visited the Vatican, St Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Pantheon just to name a few.

The next student study tour will take place during April vacation 2019. Students will visit five European countries in nine days: Venice, Italy, Graz, Austria, Budapest, Hungary, Bratislava, Slovakia, and Prague, Czech Republic.

Wareham students visit Vatican City. (Courtesy of: Matt Stanton)
Wareham High School students Jillian Rawding (far left) and Ruth Gonzalez (second from right) with their penpals from Wareham's sister school in Gaeta, Italy. (Courtesy of: Matt Stanton)
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