During the May half term, the Spanish department took 21 pupils from U4 on a 4-day study trip to the beautiful capital city of Spain, Madrid. The pupils stayed in a youth hostel and got a real taste of Spanish culture and life including food, dance and entertainment.
Miss De Vega, Spanish Teacher at Norwich School, reports on the trip:
"On Sunday, we began the day in a true Spanish style with a walk around the royal palace and its gardens. We had tapas dinner in a lovely restaurant by Sol, the centre of the city.
Following this, on Monday we did a tour around Madrid where we saw all the important monuments and places and got the opportunity to end up our morning in the beautiful park of El Retiro, where pupils had to order their own food in Spanish while enjoying the good weather. We then visited the Santiago Bernabeu football stadium, house of Real Madrid Football team and its museum. We ended a fantastic second day by taking the public bus with Spanish people and witness a real Flamenco dance show.
The next day we spent the entire day at the Warner Brothers’ theme park where we enjoyed the amazing water rides and roller coasters and burned some steam.
Last day before leaving Spain, we had the chance to do some shopping together around the city centre, have lunch all together and enjoy some traditional churros with chocolate from the best Churreria shop in Spain.
Pupils had the chance to speak Spanish, immerse themselves in the Spanish culture and traditions and appreciate a different environment.
Overall, a full fun-filled program, which was very much enjoyed by everyone and with activities for everybody. Thank you for the brilliant participation of all pupils and thank you very much for the GREAT help from an amazing team: Mrs Nagel, Mrs Kelly and Mr Daalhuizen."