Trip to Andalucía
A group of 17 Fifth Form pupils headed out to Andalucía, Spain on a joint Spanish and FTT trip during the Easter Holiday. Boasting 700 years of Moorish history in its architecture, culture and people, it was an ideal place to experience Spanish Language and cuisine.
The tour took in Córdoba then Ronda, a village en route to the Sierra Nevada that joins two sides of a gorge and where a great selection of local tapas was enjoyed. The third day, in Granada, began with a cookery lesson conducted in Spanish with an English translator followed by a visit to the Alhambra Palace in the afternoon – leaving both pupils and teachers overawed by the beautiful, intricate architecture.
The trip finished with a visit to Seville, home to the Ferias and the Flamenco Sevillanas. Here the group saw the cathedral and the Jewish Quarter and were allowed to wander around the little streets and alleyways and experience a little of the local Spanish life.