Tuesday, 20 May 2014 05:28

LOCAL HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY TRIP

Year 3 and 4 pupils at St. George's harbour Year 3 and 4 pupils at St. George's harbour

Year 3 and 4 pupils explored Pegia and surrounding areas last week as part of their recent studies.

The children started at Pegia village where they were tasked with answering questions about local buildings and amenities.

After visiting the area’s fountain, church and municipal building, the group moved on to Coral Bay’s Mass-Palaeokastro Museum.

The small museum was built in 1989 in the area where the first Mycenaean Greeks settled in Cyprus at around 1200 BC.

Pupils were able to learn about the colonisation of the island by the Greeks and enjoy the building’s unusual, UFO-like design.

Before returning to ASPIRE the pupils stopped off at Agios Georgios (St. George).

Here, they enjoyed points of interest such as ancient ruins and the monastery before having lunch at the picturesque harbour.

The trip was linked with the students’ Geography work and current History topic where they will complete a study of their local environment.

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