From Friday 17th to Thursday 23rd March students from The Marches School travelled to Greece as part of the Erasmus+ programme.

At the beginning of the week students visited Knossos Palace, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete which is considered Europe’s oldest city. The next day, students visited the town hall in Heraklion to meet with the Deputy Mayor to hear how the town deals with economic and social problems.

On Tuesday, students began working on their project work, reflecting on fieldwork studies and planning for their presentation which took place in the evening, followed by traditional Greek dancing.

On the last day, students visited an Archaeological Museum where they were guided around by an Archaeologist and on the way they stopped at the picturesque town of Margarites, which is famous for ceramics and traditional buildings. They finished the day with a visit to the seaside town of Rethymno for a traditional lunch of Gyros and a walk around the old town.

Students began their long journey home from Crete, via Athens and Zurich following some tearful departures to their fantastic hosts in Greece and to the friends they made in Sweden. The students finally returned back at The Marches School on Thursday evening.