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21 May 2024

Sicily Trip

Pupils studying Classical Subjects from Years 9-12 set off early on the first Saturday of the Easter Holiday for a five-day tour of Sicily's Greek and Roman sites - favourites included the Valley of the Temples, the theatre at Taormina and the Temple of Hera at Selinunte. Look out in the Fullerian for the full write-up of the trip!

We also held a photography competition with three categories: 'Classical Close-Up', 'Wide Shot' and 'The Spirit of Sicily'. Competition was fierce and we should like to congratulate all the photographers for their efforts. Please see the winners and runners up below. 


Classical Close-Up

Winner: Tristan H for his excellent use of space in capturing the archaic smile on this sculpture.

Runner Up: Joseph H - judges thought the angle here captured a sense of playfulness from the dwarf elephant (whose skull perhaps inspired the stories of the Cyclopes).


Wide Shot

Winner: Michal D- this category was not specifically Classical in theme and judges loved the use of focus to show both the detail and the scope of the Sicilian landscape.

Runners Up: Henry F for his excellent panoramic shot of the theatre at Taormina and Aryan Shah for his stunning photo of the Temple at Segesta, nestled in the hills.


Spirit of Sicily

Winner: Joseph H - judges loved the use of framing in this shot, with the huge columns of the Temple of Hera enclosing the two students who in turn frame the far-off temple in the centre - a chiastic masterpiece!

Runner Up: Ibrahim A, for his striking use of colour contrast and composition in this photo from Selinunte.


Ms Sams
Head of Classics