On Saturday 15 February, 47 History students from Years 10 to 13 accompanied by Mr Owens, seven staff and one of our Governors, Mrs Nash travelled to Moscow for an in-depth investigation of Russian History. The group spent two days in Moscow visiting the Kremlin, Red Square, Novodevichy Cemetery, the tomb of the Unknown Soldier and other notable sites of Russian history. They were particularly lucky to visit the Church of the Immaculate Conception, a Salesian Cathedral in Moscow, and had Mass in their crypt. In the evening, the group enjoyed learning to play curling which was great fun and enjoyed by all.
After an overnight train journey through the snowy dark of the Russian countryside, the group arrived in St Petersburg and enjoyed three days visiting the main sites of the Russian Revolution as well as visiting Catherine Palace the Baroque Home of the Czar, the world famous Hermitage and the St Peter & Paul Fortress. One evening the group visited the Nikolaevsky Palace for dinner and a Folklore show. This trip gave a wonderful and brief experience of the society, history and culture of a fascinating country.
Photos from the visit can be found in the News - Photo Galleries section.