Published on 20/11/17
Just before the October half term, 43 pupils and 6 staff from the Junior School and Dame Bradbury’s jetted off to Salamanca in Spain.
We flew from Stansted to Madrid in the early hours followed by a 2 hour coach journey to the city of Salamanca.
Children attended intensive Spanish lessons every morning at Colegio Delibes, a language school close to our accommodation. We were kept very busy in the afternoons and evenings with cultural activities such as visiting the car museum, the Casa Lis - an Art Deco museum and a treasure hunt. We were all very brave and scaled the many steps of Ieronimus - to the cathedral bell tower.
We enjoyed trying new food and the tapas tour one evening was a particular highlight. One lunchtime was spent sitting in the beautiful Plaza Mayor and watching the world go by whilst eating paella. Those of us who didn’t spot the frog hidden in the stone carvings of the oldest university in Spain managed to find the astronaut on the wall of the cathedral and we all loved our mini train guided tour of the city.
The trip was an amazing opportunity for the pupils in both schools to collaborate and make new friends.