Rome Blog

Our Choir have just returned from a weekend trip to Rome where they performed in two Venues, the Vatican and the Pantheon. The pupils sang beautifully and all the hard work certainly paid off. On a number of occasions the pupils were commended by members of the public, and even gathered a crowd when they rehearsed, Acapella, on the street outside of the Pantheon.

A hugely proud moment in the history of Winterfold was born when the Headmaster accepted a Papal Blessing on behalf of the whole school.

With site seeing in their spare time, it was a thoroughly enjoyable trip and a wonderful experience for all who went, Staff, Pupils and Parents.

Below, the order of events and photographs galore! Thank you to all the Staff members and Parents for the regular updates throughout the trip.

24/4/16 – Day 2:

Evening Meal:

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Father Mark addresses the children after their performance:

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An energetic Mrs. Richardson conducts the pupils during their performance:

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The children take their place ready for performance number two during mass in the Pantheon:



Flyers produced for the performance in the Pantheon, are given out in Rome:

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Impromptu Rehearsal – A crowd gathered to hear the pupils warm-up Acapella on the street outside the Pantheon:

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23/4/16 – Day 1:

Children receiving Communion in St Peter’s Basilica, in the Vatican:

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Headmaster receives Papal Blessing on behalf of the School. A wonderful and proud moment for the whole school:

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Official photograph in the Vatican, after a superb performance:

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The children ready themselves for their performance at the main alter:

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The children taking in the view wonder of the Vatican:



The Vatican in all its glory:



The view of the Colosseum:



The first time to take in the sites was a group trip to the Forum:

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22/4/16 – Departure:

Arrival in Rome:

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On Flight Entertainment:

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No let up as Karen N. tweets in saying, ‘all checked in. Tell Mrs A we are making a start on our homework!’

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Coaches Leave Winterfold @12.00pm:

“Arrivederci!” …’Goodbye!’




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