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9th May 17

Year 10 Spanish Trip to Salamanca, Easter 2017

Over the second week of the Easter holidays, Jeanette, Ryan and I took 16 Year 10 students to Salamanca for six days. Students stayed in pairs with Spanish families, attended lessons every morning and every afternoon, activities were organised for the students. 

Highlights of the trip included a visit to Salamanca’s art deco museum, la Casa Lis, sampling a salsa class and visiting Salamanca’s beautiful cathedral.

It was a very successful trip and the students improved their Spanish but also had great fun!

A big thank you to Jeanette and Ryan for helping and for making my last Salamanca trip such a memorable one!

Student participant Luca reports on his experience in Salamanca in the article that follow.

Jess, Acting Head of Spanish

Student Report: Salamanca—Food, Fun, Culture, and Spanish Lessons!

During the second week of the Easter holidays, I went with the school to Salamanca, a university town rich in history and culture, the purpose of this being to improve my Spanish. 

For the duration of the trip, we stayed in twos or threes with local families, with whom we ate with for every meal. 

The mornings consisted of spending 4 hours in a local school, specializing in teaching Spanish to non-Spanish students. 

The lessons were conducted entirely in Spanish which was extremely beneficial to us, as we had no choice but to speak Spanish.

After Lunch and some free time, we would meet for a number of various activities, ranging from a cooking class to a tour of the old university. 

The town had a good sense of security, the locals were friendly and there was lots to do, meaning we were easily able to occupy ourselves during our free time. 

Overall, the trip was very advantageous in the form of improving my Spanish, as well as being tremendously fun. 

Luca Greenway, YR10




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