News Year 10 Spanish Students Visit Granada 24.02.2023

Over the half-term break, Year 10 Spanish students spent the week sampling chocolate con churros, marvelling at the unmissable architecture of the Alhambra, and practising their Spanish in the beautiful city of Granada.

There was much excitement for the trip – our first residential visit abroad since the pandemic – and it was made all the sweeter with plenty of chocolate con churros! Mornings were spent in Spanish lessons where students learnt all manner of local sayings (eres un trozo de pan = you are a lovely, kind person; literally: you are a piece of bread) and were taken out to the market to quiz the locals on Spanish culture. Afternoon activities included a fascinating tour of the city, a fun flamenco lesson and a visit to an Arabic tea house. Unmissable was the Alhambra, where students delighted in the Islamic architecture, sumptuous decoration, and beautiful gardens. The highlight was a flamenco show in the Sacromonte caves, where we observed some vigorous and passionate footwork, followed by an evening stroll to the Mirador de San Nicolás to take in the majesty of the Alhambra by night.

It was fantastic to see how quickly students immersed themselves in the local culture, finding their own way around town. We thank our local families for their hospitality and for making our students feel so welcome.