Year 6 Trip to Spain
The annual Year 6 trip to Spain took place just before the half-term holiday. 16 eager pupils turned up laden with suitcases, sunhats and sun cream ready to brave the Andalusian adventure.
Monday morning started with a minibus journey to Gatwick airport, a lesson in going through departure gates, security and duty free. After the plane journey Danesfield Manor School was met by our leader for the week: Mario, from Spark. Eager to educate the Year 6 children in Spanish from the very beginning he was immediately giving instructions and asking questions in Castillian. Finally the coach deposited the party at the Spark residence which was to be our base for the coming week. Bags unpacked and holiday clothes on there was a welcome barbecue on the roof terrace followed by an evening stroll to the beach.
Day two began with an intense hour’s Spanish class before heading into the town to put it into practice in the markets and tourist sights. Later the children all enjoyed some kayaking and games on the beach with a welcome ice cream.
More Spanish lessons kicked off Wednesday before Gibraltar came calling – its caves, monkeys, tunnels and winding streets giving plenty to investigate before time to spend hard earned money on precious souvenirs. Further Spanish experiences beckoned in the evening as it was the children’s turn to cook: paella, with chicken, sea food and vegetables.
The next day gave the Year 6s their final Spanish lesson and by now practically fluent hot chocolate and churros were ordered in the nearby classic city of Cadiz. Then there was a tour to the Torre Tavira – a full circle camera oscura showing the entire city in amazing detail. The evening had the children being more adventurous visiting a tapas restaurant tasting four authentic dishes.
The final day took in a tour round Sevilla – the Alcazar palace and gardens , and the Plaza de España. Then the final minutes of the trip ticked by and all were safely on a plane home, landing back in England at 6 on Friday evening.
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