A group of students from Wallace High School recently headed for the beautiful Catalonian region of Spain for five days of culture and fun.
The 48 Lisburn students made the trip to the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona, to put their language skills into practice guided by their 5 brave teachers.
Based in the beach resort of Salou, the students got to experience everything Barcelona has to offer from the famous Parc Guell, the Ramblas, the Sagrada Familia, the Nou Camp, (which proved very popular with the boys!) to the spectacular Monserrat and Tarragona.
Spanish teacher, Carolyn Schumann said the trip to Barcelona was an amazing experience for pupils and teachers alike.
“The pupils were a credit to the school and not only broadened their linguistic skills but also learned a lot about the Spanish culture,” she said.
Wallace High School’s trip is part of an annual initiative to give pupils the opportunity to experience their new languages outside of the classroom.
Year 11 Pupil Catherine Nettleship said “I had a great time on the trip. I really enjoyed being able to practice my Spanish which will help me with my GCSE Spanish. Everyday was action packed though I have to admit that our visit to Port Aventura was a particularly memorable day!
The group returned safely to Wallace tired but happy and looking forward to our next visit to Spain!
Last modified: May 26, 2010