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Year 10 Granada Trip

From 23 to 28 June, Year 10 Spanish students went on an unforgettable trip to Granada (Andalusia), where we stayed with Spanish families in groups of two to three girls. 

On the Sunday, we had a free day with our families, soaking up the Spanish culture and eating homemade Andalusian food. On Monday, we went on a tour around the winding, narrow streets of Albaicin (a beautiful area of Granada).  We then had classes at the Spanish language school, Castila, and ate delicious paella there. We later visited a beautiful cathedral and then had some free time in the centre of Albaicin.  

On the Tuesday we had classes in the morning, and then went on a tour around Granada exploring the streets and searching for famous graffiti. In the evening we went to see a flamenco show, which left us all completely amazed. The following day we again had classes, and afterwards explored an Andalusian food market and tasted some of the delicious food it had to offer.  We visited the gorgeous Alhambra: a colossal, old palace on a hill overlooking Granada, and saw some amazing views of the whole of Granada - rows upon rows of hills and little ochre houses before a gorgeous sunset - from the top of the Alhambra, which left us spellbound. 

I can honestly say that this trip improved our Spanish tremendously, as well as allowing us to truly experience the Andalusian culture outside of the textbook pages and within real Spanish homes. A huge thank you to Señorita Leturia, Señorita Golzarri, Ms Ispahani and Señor Spall for making this trip so amazing and enjoyable: ¡fue un viaje inolvidable!

By Ioulitta, Year 10