On Tuesday 27th March, Grade 8 enjoyed an illuminating visit to The British Museum. Imaginative sparks were ignited with a reading of John Keats’ ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’ in the Greek galleries to start the day. Students then hunted heroes and heroines of the ancient world painted onto terracotta and carved into friezes. After lunch, they sketched masks in the African galleries and puzzled the ethical debate surrounding the Parthenon sculptures. The day was duly rounded off eating cookies in the shadow of The Lion of Knidos. A wonderful day out in which the past came vividly to life!