Visit to Instituto Educación Secundaria Veleta, Granada, 17th – 24th February
~ Trip report by Mr Brookes
Twenty-two intrepid students from Years 10-13, Miss Thomas, Miss Varley and myself were greeted at the Airport by Patricia and Puificación and taken by coach, to our apartments in the city centre. The apartments were perfect and were an ideal base for exploring the historic city centre and only a short walk to the tram line which took us to the school which was very small but very friendly.
After receiving a very warm welcome, complete with a specially commissioned banner over the front entrance of the school, we were quickly integrated into our host schools lessons and the students almost instantly made friends with the Spanish students, swapping contact details and arranging to meet later.
On Thursday, we enjoyed one of the highlights of the week: The Alhambra Palace. We were able to enjoy the historic monument and its splendour unhurried, making all the difference. Trying to top the Alhambra is almost impossible, but the following day’s guided tour around the winding, cobbled streets of the Albaicín opposite the Alhambra followed by a look around the Cathedral came pretty close. On the Saturday, our friends at the school organised a coach to take us to Málaga for the day. We took in the Gibralfaro Castle, the Alcazaba and the Teatro Romano before retiring to the Malagueta beach for some free time in the unseasonably baking sunshine.
Each and every one of The Marches students was impressive and all represented our school fantastically well. They all spoke a lot of Spanish at the school, in the shops and with their new Spanish friends. It really was a fantastic trip!
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