Twenty-eight students from Rushcliffe School woke up on Easter Sunday in Moscow! The group of sixth-formers flew out the day before on a 5-day school history trip to visit the Russian capital and the iconic city of St Petersburg.
Russia is not your average destination for a school trip but Rushcliffe offers its students the unique opportunity of visiting the country to support their A Level studies on the 1924-91 period of Russian History.
Accompanied by four of their teachers, the teenagers spent Easter Sunday and Monday enjoying a packed itinerary of sightseeing around Moscow's great sights, including the Kremlin, Red Square, the Great Patriotic War Museum and the Cosmonaut Museum.
Teacher Dominic Orchard said: "We were really struck by how huge the buildings were. Our Russian guide told us told how everything in Moscow must be the biggest and best! The Kremlin was enormous. The word Kremlin translates to 'Fortress' and you can understand why."