At 9pm on Tuesday 15th June, the 47 Spanish students from IES Jabalcuz, Jaén arrived at Lewes train station to be met by their host families. It was an exciting meeting as everyone was keen to introduce themselves and to help the young Spanish people feel welcome. The next morning everyone met at Priory school to get to know each other better through some bilingual games and ice breakers – the favourite being ‘Speed Dating’! Then began the project work, this time a competition to see which mixed Spanish / English group could make the best bilingual board game. The week continued with cultural visits to Lewes Castle, Brighton, Worthing and 2 day trips to London. A great time was had by all – a real immersion in English language and culture!
‘I would recommend this trip because it’s fantastic to live with another family that you don’t know and to see a piece of the world.’ Dani
‘I learnt a lot! I loved it! This experience is perfect!’ Marta
‘I learnt all the differences between English and Spanish habits.’ Irene