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  • Students enjoy Spain city break
  • Students enjoy Spain city break
  • Students enjoy Spain city break
  • Students enjoy Spain city break
  • Students enjoy Spain city break
  • Students enjoy Spain city break
Students enjoy Spain city break

Students enjoy Spain city break

The party, led by modern foreign language head Ian Radcliffe and language teacher Nicole Liptrot flew out from Manchester for a four-day trip taking in some of the historic city’s most famous attractions.

The first day of the holiday saw the students visiting Las Arenas De Barcelona., an old bull fighting ring which is now a trendy shopping complex.

Year 11 pupil Isabelle Copland said: “When we had finally spent most of our euros we had a very competitive game of bowling, which proved extremely enjoyable.

“We then visited Poble Espanyol in the evening, a beautiful, quaint village inspired by different parts of Spain.

“On day two we went to the notorious Camp Nou, which you certainly didn’t have to be football fan to enjoy, followed by a Gaudi exhibition where we learnt all about the famous examples of his work that populate the city.

“In the evening we took a scenic walk to Port Vell to the Maremagnum.

“On the third day we found ourselves in the astounding Park Guell, a designated UNESCO world heritage site, and for good reason!

“From the interesting mosaic patterns to Gaudi’s infamous salamander, it did not fail to impress.

“In the afternoon we visited the Sagrada Familia. Each amazing feature of this building contributes to the church being a ‘must visit’ place, and it’s one of the most unique place in the world.

“In the evening we then took a walk through the famous vibrant markets of Las Ramblas to the Barceloneta Beach, where we watched the sun set.

“On the final day, with the help of an amazing guide, we did a walking tour around the city to see the different Gaudi-inspired buildings, and to places dating back to Roman times.

“We even tried Barcelona’s best hot chocolate at a famous chocolate shop.

“Finally, we had something to eat in La Boqueria markets before heading back to the airport.”

Isabelle said she and her fellow pupils picked up valuable Spanish language skills while travelling around the city on the metro.

She thanked Mr Radcliffe and Ms Liptrot for arranging an “unforgettable” trip.

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