06 December

6th European Student Conference

A small group of Campion students from years 11, 12 and 13 embarked on a journey to Venice along with Ms Zografou, Mrs Andrianaki, Ms Meidana and Mr Fahy, on Thursday 28th November.

We represented Campion School with a performance based on poetry by our national poet Dionysios Solomos accompanied by music composed by Nikolaos Mantzaros, the founder of Ionian Music School.

On the first day of our stay in Venice we visited the city of romance, Verona, where we saw the balcony of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and were encircled by the quaint ambience. We then went straight to the conference to watch the opening ceremony in Mestre, Teatro Corso.

The following day we presented our performance in the conference. It was an uplifting experience that made us proud of our school as the organisational committee congratulated both us and our teachers.

Later on we set off to the magical island of Venice. We strolled down the narrow alleyways, watched how Murano glass is made and visited the famous St Marc Square. The highlight of the trip was our experience on the worldwide-known gondolas. We streaked down the canals of Venice, passing under the bridges, staring at the beautiful architecture surrounding us: tall buildings, with arched windows and painted shutters.

On the last day, we visited the picturesque city of Padova. Similar to Verona, Padova had several modern aspects integrated into the city as well as its historical artefacts.

This school trip, having been my first time abroad without my family, was very empowering, educational and enjoyable. As a group, we would all like to thank the teachers for giving us this incredible opportunity and I would also like to personally thank everyone in the group for making this such a remarkable adventure!

Yiannis Katsikis
Year 11

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