Y12 Spanish Exchange to Cádiz – April 2016

In the Easter Holidays of 2016, 16 Year 12 IB students travelled to the town of San Fernando in Andalucía in Southern Spain. We were all very excited to reunite with our Spanish partners who had stayed with us in England only two weeks previously.

The first day consisted of attending the school with our Spanish students and experiencing the daily life whilst also taking part in the lessons. Many of us were taken to the beach in Cadiz, the nearest city, where we spent the afternoon in the sun. Trips with our teachers, one of who was a native of the area, included a guided tour in Cadiz and visiting the historic landmarks such as the old town and cathedral, as well as shopping in the Spanish shops in the centre and spending free time exploring.

We also visited the beautiful city of Jerez, known for its wine and horses, where we visited the historic Moor fort and also had even more shopping. We were even fortunate enough to be treated to a traditional feast in the school, specially prepared by the parents of our Spanish partners. It included Spanish tortilla, a range of vegetable dishes, and even a selection of Iberian hams. We were also treated to a live Spanish flamenco guitar performance by a group of students and had dancing and singing. Having made brilliant friends and greatly improved our Spanish linguistic and communication skills, we all very reluctantly left our Spanish friends after an exciting week. 

Article Written by Georgia (Year 12)