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IES Jabalcuz to Priory School, Lewes 12-19 June 2018

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In June 2018, a group of students from IES Jabalcuz High School from Jaén in southern Spain visited Lewes in East Sussex for a week’s language immersion trip.

After a long day travelling and a flight from Madrid the group received a warm welcome from their host families from Lewes and Seaford.

On Wednesday morning, the Spanish group headed into Priory School for some fun bilingual activities before the Spanish group headed into Lewes town for a Town Trail and a visit to the beautiful castle.

On Thursday, the Spanish students travelled up to London for a great day sightseeing taking in Buckingham Palace, Westminster and a river cruise along the Thames.

Friday saw the Spanish and English groups meeting up for more bilingual activities followed by an outing to Brighton where the Priory students were delighted to show their Spanish friends the sights and sounds of a seaside town – and its shops!

The Spanish group enjoyed a second day in London on Saturday – this time taking in the British Museum, Regents Park and Camden Market.

After a relaxing Sunday with their host families and a final day on Monday with more joint bilingual activities in school and a Scavenger Hunt in Lewes for the Spanish students in the afternoon, the two groups met up once again for a great fun disco evening in Lewes when friendships were cemented and promises to stay in touch made.

In the morning, the Spanish group were sorry to leave Lewes and their new friends but all promised to visit again next year and said how welcome the Priory students will be if they visit Jaén!

Seaford Head School to Jaén, 24th – 28th May 2018

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After an early start, a group of Seaford Head School students flew to Malaga in Spain for a 5 day visit to Jaén in southern Spain. We headed straight off to Malaga beach for a picnic and some fun and games followed by a walking tour of the city and a very welcome and delicious meal at a Spanish restaurant before our drive to Jaén and a good night’s sleep at our hotel.

In the morning, the group excitedly made their way to Fuentezuelas High School for a morning of bilingual activities before a Scavenger Hunt later in the day with their new Spanish friends.

The day trip to Granada to visit the fabulous Alhambra Palace was really popular and students enjoyed the beauty and history of the castle and city.

The visit to Castillo de Santa Catalina was another enjoyable trip and students took part in a lovely countryside walk down from the castle and into the beautiful city of Jaen before a great fun evening Disco with their Spanish friends.

In the morning the Seaford group bade a fond farewell to Jaen before heading off for a final day sightseeing in the fabulous city of Madrid before flying home having had a fantastic trip.

Priory School Lewes to Jaen, 21-25 May 2018

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After an early start, a group of Priory School, Lewes students flew to Malaga in Spain for a 5 day visit to Jaén in southern Spain. We headed straight off to Malaga beach for a picnic and some fun and games followed by a walking tour of the city and a very welcome and delicious meal at a Spanish restaurant before our drive to Jaén and a good night’s sleep at our hotel.

In the morning, the group excitedly made their way to Jabalcuz High School for a morning of bilingual activities before a Scavenger Hunt later in the day with their new Spanish friends.

On Wednesday we visited Granada and after a short tour of the fabulous Alhambra Palace, visited Granada Science Park and enjoyed a pizza picnic in the beautiful weather in the park.

On Thursday and a visit to the Castillo de Santa Catalina, we enjoyed a lovely countryside walk around the beautiful city of Jaén before a great fun evening disco with our Spanish friends.

After a fond farewell to their Spanish friends, the group were soon enjoying a great time at the Aquamijas Water Park before the flight back home to a fond welcome home from our families.