School News

May Break in Spain

36 S2/3 (Y8/9) pupils spent 5 days in Cantabria on a very successful Spanish language trip over the half-term break.

The boys immersed themselves in the language and culture of Spain through a range of visits and activities, including a morning spent in Puente Viesgo caves, home to some of the world's oldest cave art, which they reproduced later under the guidance of Mr Armitage, Head of Art.

El Solar torture museum was the highlight of a town trail of Santillana del Mar, while the group appreciated the architecture and magnificent beach in the ancient town of Comillas. Santoña provided the boys with insight into Spanish culture in the form of a bull ring and an anchovy factory, where the boys were shown the intensive manufacturing process. The town trail in Santander was a big hit, especially the churros con chocolate at the end!

Each evening, after an action-packed day, the pupils completed Spanish workbooks to consolidate their language-learning. Mr O'Toole, Trip Leader said: “the boys were really excellent, they engaged enthusiastically with everything and came away with immensely improved language skills.”




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