During February half-term, Year 10 Spanish students were lucky enough to go to Granada, a city in the Andalusia region of southern Spain.
The most interesting experience during our visit to Granada was staying with a Spanish family, as we had to speak Spanish almost all of the time - which helped to improve our spontaneity in the language and our vocabulary as well. On the second day of our visit, we ventured to La Alhambra, the famous palace overlooking the city of Granada. Whilst exploring the palace, we saw intricate Arabic architecture as well as polished stone fountains and a breathtaking view of the entire city and La Sierra Nevada.
On the Saturday, we explored Granada further by walking along its long, winding streets, learning about the history of this treasured city. Afterwards, we were lucky enough to eat some of Antonio’s famous paella and in the evening gathered in Plaza Nueva where we went to La Casa Del Arte Flamenco and watched an impressive flamenco routine. Sunday was arguably the day when our Spanish was truly tested as it was El Día Libre Con La Familia - the free day with the family. Additionally, nearly everyday we ambled down the narrow streets to La Castila - the Spanish language school - where we spent most of our mornings learning new vocabulary and delving deeper into the Spanish language.
The final day of our trip was the saddest, as unfortunately we had to say goodbye to our families and picturesque city of Granada. Having said this, Granada was one of our favourite trips this year as a consequence of the hospitality of our families and the variety of activities and opportunities there were. Granada is a city we will forever cherish and the trip was organised phenomenally by Señorita Golzarri, Señorita Leturia, Señorita Yanez and Agustina!
Shreya, Year 10