News Year 10 sharpen their Spanish skills in Granada 22.02.2024

During February half-term, 34 girls travelled with their teachers to the cultural melting pot that is Granada. The trip proved a fantastic opportunity to sharpen their Spanish skills and learn about the rich history of the city.

The group arrived in Granada on Monday to be greeted and dined by their host family for the week, and soon rested in preparation for the lessons and activities ahead. Tuesday began like each morning and consisted of around three hours of Spanish language lessons, followed by an afternoon of culture. The girls later enjoyed a guided tour of the city centre, including the breathtaking cathedral and the vibrant and colourful former Moorish market.

Wednesday was jam-packed. A fiery Flamenco dance class after language lessons, was followed by a tour of the enchanting district of the ‘Albaicín’, where Moorish architecture blends harmoniously with the traditional Andalucian. Here, the girls were given a taste of what was to come, with stunning views of the imposing fortress of the Alhambra. In the evening, the girls were able to compare their new learnt skills with a traditional and intimate Flamenco show in the Sacromonte Caves.

The trip culminated with a guided tour in Spanish of the mighty Alhambra and magnificent gardens of the Generalife, in which the girls marvelled over the intricacies and history of one of Spain’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

It was a memorable trip and we look forward to returning next year!