Year 10 Barcelona Trip Fires The Imagination During Volcano Visit
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Our Year 10 students learned first-hand about Spanish life, history and geography during an action-packed visit to Barcelona.
After an incredibly early start (meeting at Manchester Airport at 3.30am!), the group touched down in Barcelona and enjoyed a spot of lunch before embarking on a tour of the old town area, including the gothic quarter and Las Ramblas. After a long, busy day, students enjoyed tapas and a flamenco show in the evening – with several of the group feeling confident enough to join in!
On their second day, they visited FC Barcelona’s football stadium - Camp Nou – and the beautiful Park Güell before having some food by the beach. In the afternoon, they visited La Sagrada Familia – a breathtaking unfinished Roman Catholic basilica. They then moved out of Barcelona to the coastal town of Roses near the French border, where they stayed the night.
During day three, the group travelled to Olot – the capital city of the Garrotxa region, which is known for its natural landscape and four volcanoes scattered around the city centre. Students and staff learned about how volcanoes are formed and climbed the extinct volcano, ‘Volcà del Montsacopa’ – even venturing inside its crater! There are 42 volcanoes in total around the Garrotxa region, and the group learned about the geography of the area and much more at a volcano museum to round off the day, before spending their final evening at a nearby beach.
Head of MFL Ms Hindley said: “We had an amazing time in Barcelona and the surrounding region, and it was superb to expand our knowledge on the unique geography of the area as well as indulge in local culture and history.
“The students were exceptionally behaved throughout and were keen to throw themselves into getting as much out of the experience as possible – we all learned so much during the visit and it was wonderful to see so much over the three days!”
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