Wednesday 25th March 2009 by C. Freeman
Enjoying the local food and meeting other students were just a couple of the highlights of a recent trip to Spain. 20 students from Year 11 went to Barcelona to see the sights and practice their language skills. The students, along with teachers Mrs Navarro-Marin, Mr Browne, Miss Pape and languages assistant, Celia Prats, went on the three-day trip. They got a chance to see famous landmarks like the Sagrada Familia church and wander along Las Ramblas, a bustling tourist thoroughfare. They also met up with local students for a meal on the first night and then visited their school the following day.
Aimee Hooson said: 'Five students came out for a meal with us and we got to know them, so when we visited the school it was better because we already knew some people.'
Samantha Sime added: 'It was a really good trip because we didn't realise how confident with our language we could be. Now we have that experience we all know what we are doing and it will help us with our exams.' During the trip each student was given different language tasks, such as going into a shop and asking for specific items.
Mrs Navarro-Marin said: 'We went to Spain to help them with their speaking exams. A highlight was the students speaking the language and meeting other Spanish students. They realised they had got a lot in common and could understand each other. Now they are all MSN-ing and Facebooking. They had a really good time and were fantastic.'