Thirty girls from Years 10 to 13 and four members of staff spent six wonderful days in the town of Salamanca in the northwest of Spain.

Girls were immersed into the Spanish culture, language and way of life by staying with host families.

They attended five hours of Spanish lessons every day at Colegio Delibes language school where they did a range of activities from conversational Spanish to grammar lessons.

In the afternoons, they were involved in a range of activities such as guided tour of the city and the cathedral (going up to the cathedral towers was challenging but spectacular), literary tour of Salamanca where they visited the very famous garden of Calisto and Melibea, the Spanish version of Romeo and Juliette) and Casa Lis (an art nouveau building by the river Tormes).

They had a lot of fun doing a salsa dancing lesson and going on a tapas tour as well as a photo rally around the city.

A visit to Segovia and Avila at the weekend was another highlight of the trip, seeing the walled city of Avila and the aqueduct, cathedral and palace in Segovia was breath taking.

Learning how to cook Spanish omelette and having chocolate con churros were two other of the activities that they really enjoyed. They all loved the safe environment of Salamanca and the friendliness of the Salamancans.

Overall an amazing experience!

 

Post date: 3rd November 2016