It was pizza night in the hotel so we have spent the evening getting our fill of delicious margherita. We left just enough room for an evening gelato before returning to pack our bags for tomorrow.
The trip has been great and we'll miss Venice and Jesolo very much!
There were also lots of shows. We watched some of them, but ran away as soon as they started asking for people from the audience.
Many of us almost got eaten by a fibreglass shark, but luckily we all survived and had another delicious dinner at the hotel. Now, it’s off out for gelato!
It's been a busy few months in the Design Technology Department - not only have many students completed their year's coursework, there has also been photo-shoots for final products and the second annual Design Technology Exhibition in the New Squares development. The Exhibition was, once again, a great event with many people visiting over the four days it was open.
Our department has also been featured in this term's Success magazine. Below is a taste of this year's work from the DT Department, including the Year 9 Lamp Project:
Teachers have been busy this week compiling summer projects for the students who will be leaving Year 11 this summer and returning to us in September as Sixth Formers.
Students can find these on the Curriculum page of the subjects they will be studying.
In the heat of the sun, we explored the shops and stalls. We had a refreshing lemon slushie and bought selfie sticks to capture what we saw.
There were lots of tame pigeons and some of the public were sitting down and letting them land all over them. Eurgh.
Through the narrow, winding alleys, we elbowed our way to the pizza shop, and bought the most tomatoey pizza we have had.
The afternoon was our visit to the Doge’s palace. This magnificent building was filled with the most beautiful art which was centuries old. The ceilings were immaculately decorated throughout with gold leaf. The armoury and dungeons were mysterious and terrifying.
After souvenirs and drinks, we hopped back on our boat and returned to Jesolo. There was just enough time to visit the beach before dinner and a well-earned gelato.
Sunday (Written By Harry and Van (7SQ and 8SCT).
We had a good breakfast of cereal, yoghurt, bread with Nutella, hot chocolate and orange juice. Then, we got on the coach and went to catch the ferry across the water. After a short journey, we arrived in Torcello, a small island, where there is an ancient place of worship. Inside this church, there were olf tombs made of marble and gold. There was also a special marble chair which, if you sit on it, legend has it that will be married within the year. After visiting the church, we took the ferry across to Burano, a larger island with canals, and only boats have access to get around. There was also a leaning tower, colourful buildings and lovely ice cream!
Later that afternoon, we came back to Lido di Jesolo to have lunch. Then, we went to the beach where we played volleyball, paddled in the sea and dug a massive hole in the sand.
This evening, after dinner, we went out into the town to buy more ice cream and strolled down the main street back to our hotel.
Tomorrow, we visit the heart of Venice, which we think will be awesome.
The 2015 Exhibition of this last year's A-Level, AS and GCSE artwork took place at the end of June. Students exhibited a variety of pieces of art including the final work of our Year 13 A-Level students. Many visitors came to view the show but if you missed it, you can catch up on the exhibition by checking out our feature in the latest edition of the Success magazine or watch the film below. Congratulations again to all who took part.
Tomorrow we send out our group to Tanzania for the 2015 Trip. You find information about the group's itinerary, transport information and updates on the Tanzania Blog which will be updated over the next few weeks. The trip also has its own twitter: @UCCtz We wish the group the best time away and look forward to seeing what they get up to with our partner schools in Tanzania.