Posted on March 15, 2024

Sixth Form visits Spain on cultural trip

A group of A Level Spanish students from our Sixth Form College sampled the culture, cuisine and sights of the country during an educational trip to Barcelona.

Students explored the famous Basilica of La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Cathedral, Casa Batlló and Park Güell. The sheer number of activities and sights visited was fantastic and gave staff and students alike more than just a taste of Catalonian life.

As well as visiting the sights, the students had some free time to do some shopping for souvenirs and had the opportunity to sample cuisine typical of the region. The students also participated in an official Spanish lesson.

Mitchell Wilkinson-Hoult, a Geography, Spanish and Sociology A Level student, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Barcelona. I felt that it was an amazing opportunity for me to become immersed with the Spanish culture whilst also having the opportunity to practice my Spanish language skills in different social settings building my confidence. I also felt the activities and visits we had planned were a chance to experience diverse cultures and gain a wider understanding of how different life can be in Spain to what we are used to in the UK.”

Gemma Bramall, A Level Spanish tutor at the Sixth Form College, added: “The trip was amazing as it allowed the students to experience a different culture and it provided them with a great opportunity to practice their language skills when they were shopping or ordering food and drinks.”