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A Spanish Study Trip to Salamanca

Senior School | Sixth Form

12 April 2024

In the very early hours of Sunday 17 March, 13 girls studying GCSE and A Level Spanish, accompanied by Mr Flox and Miss López, boarded a flight from Birmingham Airport to Madrid, to be later transferred to the Spanish university city of Salamanca. After a rather long journey, we arrived in Salamanca in the afternoon, where the girls met their host families and had a first opportunity to get to know them and practise their Spanish. 

On Monday morning, the girls were taken to LOLA languages to be transferred to the building where they had intensive Spanish lessons for the following days. Lessons took place in the morning, and after eating lunch with the host families, the girls experienced a range of exciting cultural activities which included a tour of Salamanca, a visit to the cathedral, a tapas tour, a flamenco dancing lesson and even some karaoke! There was also a photography competition, in which all girls were asked to take four creative photos around Salamanca. On Saturday morning, the girls enjoyed a typically Spanish breakfast of chocolate con churros which was greatly enjoyed by all (I certainly loved it!).

After a rather intense week of learning and fun, all girls had an opportunity to pack and say goodbye to the host families, with many tears shed both by girls and families. All host families commented on how much they enjoyed looking after our students, and how much they were going to miss their company.

It was another very early start on Sunday 24 March when we left Salamanca for Madrid. After a very long journey, we arrived back in school in the morning, feeling rather exhausted but happy to have spent an excellent week learning about the Spanish language and culture in an authentic setting.

After a five year gap due to the pandemic, our trip to Salamanca has been a great success, and we are now looking forward to organising a return to LOLA language school next Easter. My most heartfelt thanks must go to all girls for their effort and positivity, and above all to Miss López for her support and contribution to make this trip such a successful experience for everyone.

Mr Flox Nieva
Head of Spanish

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