Classics Students’ Trip to Athens
Eleven A Level students studying Classical Civilisation at the College's Haywards Heath campus joined a group of their peers from Varndean College, Brighton, on an educational trip to Athens and the Peloponnese in February.
The trip included visits to the buildings on the Acropolis, to the Bronze Age citadel at Mycenae, and to the magnificent theatre at Epidauros. The purpose of the trip was to deepen and extend students' understanding of the history, literature, politics and archaeology of the Classical world.
One Central Sussex College student, Megan Sparrow, said: "The entire trip was brilliant. Not only was it educational and exciting to see so many beautiful places, like Mycenae and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, but it was also great fun and an opportunity to broaden our horizons and make new friends."
Jake Lund, who teaches A Level Classical Civilisation at the College, said: "This was a fantastic opportunity for students to explore Classics in ways that take them beyond the syllabus, which is what A Level study should be all about. It's also a great strategy for exam success, and our current group of students are of course hoping to follow last year's cohort at College, two-thirds of whom achieved top grades. Our students also coped very well with the demands of visiting a country in a state of social and political upheaval, and they showed a level of maturity and a sense of perspective that was beyond their years. They were both a credit to themselves and great ambassadors for the College, and they had lots of fun, too!"