News Spanish students visit the National Gallery 10.06.2022

Year 8 students enjoyed a day devoted to Spanish, getting warmed up with chocolate con churros for breakfast before heading to the National Gallery for a guided tour in Spanish of Golden Ages masterpieces. Led by the fantastic Spanish language and History of Art teacher María Carmona from Spanish House London, there was a particular focus on the works of Diego Velázquez, whose birthday is this week.

While the vocabulary related to History of Art was certainly challenging, they impressed the guide with their knowledge of the Reformation and their observations of visual symbols in the works. Following a delicious lunch in school of pollo al ajillo and fanta limón they were ready to enjoy a Spanish movie and, like authentic Spanish teenagers, eat pipas (salted sunflower seeds).