At the end of the summer term, a group of thirty Year 8 students spent four days in Salamanca, practising their Spanish... and eating lots of ice cream and churros!
The reward for a rather early flight to Madrid was the opportunity to visit Segovia, with its Roman aqueduct and beautiful castle. In Salamanca, girls spent the morning in Spanish lessons and the afternoon visiting the historic centre, with its old university and cathedrals, before the day ended with an ice cream in the lively main square. One afternoon we drove out to a ‘finca’ (ranch) in the countryside, where we toured the farm in a trailer, swam in the pool, learnt about bullfighting and ate paella.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the trip and it was wonderful to introduce the girls to a part of Spain none of them had visited before.