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Priory School, Lewes visits Jaén, 18th – 22nd May 2015

47 year 8 students excitedly arrived in Malaga on Monday 18th May 2015 to begin their Spanish Immersion Trip. After lunch on the beach and a tour of Malaga, they made their way to Jaén and the Interjoven Hostal. During their 5 day trip they took part in lots of bilingual activities with their Spanish pen pals including a Town Trail, Treasure Hunt, Tapas Night and Disco. Great fun was had by all and moreover they enjoyed themselves while learning Spanish and discovering some Spanish culture. The final day was an action packed trip to Aquamijas Water Park before heading back to the UK. A truly memorable school trip and judging by the number of teary farewells to new Spanish friends we are sure that these friendships will last into the future.

‘The water park was really fun but so was spending time with the Spanish students.’ India

‘It was really fun to meet the Spanish students at the school.’ Mathilde

Davison C of E High School for Girls, Worthing visits Berlin, 15th – 19th October 2014

This was a cross-curricular History and German trip with some students focusing more on the historical and cultural aspects of Berlin while others were keen to improve their linguistic skills. Some activities were done together such as the informative guided walking tour on the first day and the incredibly moving and educational visit to Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Other outings were in two groups with the historians visiting the DDR museum for example while the linguists spent the morning in a German high school working with the students there. Everyone joined in with the social aspects of the trip alongside a group of German students and great fun was had by all at the bowling evening and last night meal out.

‘Sachsenhausen was a very interesting and emotional experience.’ Becky

‘I enjoyed the Scavenger Hunt with the German students a lot!’ Madeline

‘It was an incredible experience that I will never forget.’ Zoe

Birmingham's visit to Santa Catalina school in Jaén


After an early start the students arrived in in Málaga, here they enjoyed lunch on the beach and visited the famous Picasso gallery, giving them a flavour of artistic Spanish life. That evening they travelled to Jaén, their base for the trip and spent the evening having a look around Jaén and settling in to the hotel.

The following day was spent in Granada, a short drive through the Sierra Nevada where the students experienced a taste of the Moorish culture and architecture. They had time to visit the famous Alhambra Palace, the Science Park and browse the distinctive shopping streets looking for souvenirs.