Students from a Bushey school experienced the powerful legacy of Russia’s Tsardom during the revolutions of the early 19th century.
Year 11, 12 and 13 pupils from St Margaret’s School had a jam-packed history trip to Moscow and St Petersburg on March 20, where they experienced an insightful look back into Russia’s infamous past events and revolutions of 1905 and 1917.
Supporting both their future GCSE and A-Level history studies, the students learned about the conversion to communism in Russia and the creation of the Soviet Union.
The pupils also visited the grandeur of St Petersburg, which helped students appreciate and understand Russian society and the impact of the country’s two major revolutions.
From sightseeing tours including a trip to Sparrow Hills, to a guided tour of a convent and cemetery in Novodevichy and various museum and gallery visits, the trip offered a real taste of Russia and its historical roots.
Headmistress, Rose Hardy, said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for the girls to visit the city of Moscow, which contains so much of the history that vividly evokes the society and politics of the Soviet era.”
“This trip has really increased their breadth of knowledge surrounding Russian culture while further strengthening their study options and the programme we can offer our pupils as a school.”
The exciting itinerary also featured a visit to the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow (a historical stage) to watch a production of Jewels and a tour around the magnificent Christ the Saviour Cathedral.
While in St Petersburg, the girls also visited Yusupov Palace, St Isaac’s Cathedral and enjoyed a traditional folklore show at Nikolaevsky Palace followed by a tour of the city at night, before returning home.