Language Trip to Andalucia
Carla Winchester, Head of Modern Foreign Languages writes:
In December, our Year 11 GCSE and A Level students went to the town of El Rincon de la Victoria, outside Malaga in Spain. For 5 days, pupils took part in language lessons and several excursions around the town. On the third day, students attended a flamenco workshop after a fantastic performance by a real “gitano cantador”. All students learned to play “cajas” and the basic steps of Sevillanas. It was a memorable afternoon despite the torrential rain. On the second day, we visited Ronda, the beautiful and magical town nestled in the Andalucian mountains. Despite another rainy day, we managed to go to the Puente Nuevo, the tallest bridge in Europe. The view over the canyon was impressive. As part of the visit in Ronda, we also visited the Plaza de Toros, the oldest bullring in Spain and enjoyed a stroll around the narrow streets which divide the new and the old town. We could not leave Spain without having tapas and learning about why in Spain we like sharing food.