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Grade 11 and 12 students had a great time in Venice during the week of September 4-8. Whether they were learning about a system of movable gates in the "Mose system" that have been created and implemented to protect Venice from the ever-increasing high-tides, exploring the many creative and thought-provoking installations at the 57th Biennale, questioning what is reality in the Damien Hirst exhibit "Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable," or seeing first-hand the origins of the world's first ghetto, students were able to make real-life connections to their Science, Visual Arts, English Language and Literature, and TOK courses. To balance their time spent making academic connections, students were able to observe and enjoy the unique Venetian food, lifestyle, and culture.