Spanish Trip to Seville, Spain
Fifteen Y10 pupils spent 4 days in Seville during the Spring half term. While there we visited the beautiful Royal Alcázar Palace, an old Moorish Fort; the Giralda Cathedral, where we climbed 36 ramps up to the top of the tower; the Plaza de España; the Plaza de Toros museum, where we learnt a lot about bullfighting; Seville University, which is an old tobacco factory where the opera Carmen is set; and the Torre de Oro, an old military watch point. We also had a flamenco lesson, learning one part of the Sevillanas dance which Sevillians dance at their feria festival in April. While we agreed it's much harder than it looks, everyone did well and got the hang of it in the end. Following our own attempt, we went to a flamenco show to see how it should be done and we were all very impressed. We sampled many of Spain's culinary delights including tapas, paella and churros - fried, sugar-coated dough that you dunk in hot chocolate. The pupils had plenty of opportunities to practise their Spanish and they were all really enthusiastic. They were a credit to the school and it was a really enjoyable four days.