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MFL Spanish Trip

During Immersive Learning week, a group of sixteen Year 9 students and ten Sixth Formers chose to go on the Spanish trip organised by the MFL Faculty. They spent a week in Gandía (Valencia), on the west coast of Spain, near the Costa Blanca. Everyone attended Spanish lessons in the morning, followed by a programme of activities in the afternoon, before spending their evenings with host families. The weather was so good that students got to enjoy the beach, dipping their feet in the water, playing football and beach volleyball and watching their newly made Spanish friends doing acrobatic flips in the sand. Students also visited the Ducal Palace and the Fallas museum in Gandía as well as a bullring, town hall, food market and City of Arts when we spend a day in Valencia. An impromptu but exciting stop allowed students to enjoy a bit of stand up paddle board and water walking ball. There is no doubt that a lot of ice-creams were eaten but students also took part in a cookery lesson during which they learnt how to make the local Fideuà, a paella with a twist, as they use cut-up spaghetti! It was a lot of fun but don’t take our word for it, just read what a few of the students had to say about it all :

‘The trip was amazing and we got to learn loads of stuff about the Spanish culture, we also got to learn so much more of the language. I had a fantastic time with all of my friends and then we also got to make some new lifelong friends. I would recommend this trip to next year’s students and it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. The weather was really nice and the activities were really fun. I would love to do it again.’

‘Best trip ever! I had so much fun and met some amazing people who will be friends for life. I loved living like a Spanish person for the week, eating their food, going to their schools and speaking their language.’

‘I had the best time in Spain meeting new people and learning about the area.  I think it has helped me speaking Spanish and made me more confident.’