Year 8 Spanish students headed to the south of Spain to stay with host families, brush up their language skills, visit numerous sights and sample a lot of churros.
Scarlett describes the highlights of her experience over the Easter holidays:
‘After an early start, we flew to Málaga and took a short bus drive to Benalmádena, a small coastal village nearby. Our host families picked us up from the language school and we saw our homes for the next five nights. Our host family was incredibly welcoming, and the experience was made more enjoyable as we all stayed with our host family in pairs. In fact, it was great fun getting to know our families over the course of the stay. Every day we met at the school and enjoyed a mixed range of activities including flamenco lessons and Spanish lessons in small groups. As well as lessons, we did several day trips. On one of these trips, we went to Granada and visited La Alhambra. We were amazed by the stunning architecture and the beautiful gardens. We also visited Málaga and went to the Picasso museum, and ate at a Spanish churrería. It is hard to say whether the priceless Picassos or the excellent churros were the highlight! One of my favourite memories is playing beach volleyball with my host family as the sun set. Overall, I highly recommend the Spanish trip and would definitely go on it again if I could.’