It is still not too late to sign up for the trip to Cuba that takes place in October 2012. The week-long visit will give students the chance to experience a completely different way of life. As well as taking part in salsa lessons and seeing where Christopher Columbus took his first steps on the island near Baracoa in 1492, the group will visit a local school and hospital and immerse themselves in the Cuban culture.
The trip is open to students from the current Years 8 to 11 who are studying Spanish and they will stay at the Hotel Brisasguardalavaca in the country’s third largest city of Holguin. The all-inclusive trip will take place in the October 2012 holidays and will cost a maximum of £950, which can be paid in instalments.
Mrs Navarro-Marin said: ‘Already 20 students have signed up and others are welcome to join us, though we need final numbers as soon as possible. Cuba has been in a time-warp since the Cuban revolution in the 1950s. The people are poor with a really simple back-to-basics life with core values where family and friends are important. They look after one another rather than having the latest iPhone and the latest material goods. The Cuban people are lovely and the students will have a really exciting cultural trip with plenty of chances to speak Spanish and learn more.’