Classical Studies School Tour to London, October 2019
The Classics Department are planning to arrange a school tour in the next academic year for Classical Studies and History students to visit a number of sites and museums in London. The trip will be especially relevant to students of Classics and Latin in both Junior and Senior Cycle. There will be the opportunity to visit the Parthenon Marbles and a reconstruction of Roman London. The British Museum holds a vast collection of artefacts from the Classical World of Ancient Greece and Rome, as well as many other parts of the world.
The trip will also be of interest to students of History, as we will be taking in a number of sites in London of great historical interest, in particular the awarding winning exhibits on the Holocaust and World War I at the Imperial War Museum and the Cabinet War Rooms from which Winston Churchill directed the war effort during the darkest days of World War II.
The full itinerary is on the next page. If you would like your son to accompany us on the trip, please return the application form to the office by Friday 15th February. Students will be confirmed by Monday 25th February. A deposit of €100 due by Friday 1st March.
Please note that while we will make every effort to accommodate as many students as possible who wish to go, our numbers are limited. If we are over-subscribed, we will be allocating spaces first to students of Classical Studies and then conducting a lottery for the remaining spaces.
The provisional cost is €400. This includes flights with a 10kg bag allowance, B&B accommodation, two dinners, and a London Underground Travelcard.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via the office.
Ms. C. Savage & Mr. G. O’Neill
You can download the application form here
During the French Transition Year course in February to May we would like to offer the opportunity for your son to undertake the challenge of being awarded a qualification by the French government.
The course is known as the Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française, or D.E.L.F. This diploma is an internationally recognized certificate offered by the French Education Ministry. It incorporates the four areas of language learning: Oral, Listening, Reading and Writing. After having completed the course material with their class teacher, the students who successfully pass the exams will be awarded the international qualification (Level A2) by the Alliance Française Foundation.
The exam is optional but we would recommend that your son sit the exam as it builds on previous skills learned from the Junior Certificate in addition to bridging motivation towards the Leaving Certificate course.
This is the first year that this opportunity is being offered in CBC. We hope that you and your son will support this unique initiative.
Please fill out the permission slip below and return to us by Friday 8th February. We will be in touch regarding payment at a later date.
M. Neil Ferguson, Mlle. Kate Lorigan
The application form is available here