Talk by Mr Andrew Ang, Head of Corporate Outreach and Resource, Mercy Relief.

Volunteer guide, Ms Helene Gueron, sharing with students about the exhibits.

Students’ Art Work.

Group photo.

Pompeii – Life in a Roman Town 79 CE

12 Jan 2011

44 students and 3 teachers from CHIJ Katong Convent were privileged to visit the Pompeii: Life in a Roman Town 79 CE (Common Era) exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore on 12th January 2011. Many students commented that they were not aware of the tragedy of this Roman Town and were intrigued by the disaster of Pompeii – the land that was buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted on 24 August 79 CE.

To link the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to present day happenings, the youths were given a talk by Mercy Relief, an independent non-governmental humanitarian charity established in response to the human tragedies in Asia. The students gained more awareness about natural calamities and their impact on societies and also found out how they can contribute should such calamities occur in the region.