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Spanish Students Hit New Heights in Grand Granada

Our students and staff in El Realejo in Granada.

During the 2019 Easter holiday, 34 of Notre Dame’s A level Spanish students enjoyed a fantastic ten-day visit to Granada, Spain.

Throughout the trip they took part in a variety of activities. Highlights included a 17 kilometre hike in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, along a river in a gorge to a mountain peak with incredible views of the valley. Continuing to make the most of the weather, our students took a day trip to the beach to play volleyball, football and traditional Spanish games. They used up the rest of their energy at salsa and flamenco dancing lessons, then enjoyed a more sedate visit to the beautiful Alhambra Palace.

Each student stayed with a host family to enhance their language skills. Their mornings began with lessons at a prestigious Spanish school, designed to stretch and challenge them. Our students were also invited to deliver presentations in a secondary school, one about Yorkshire and the other about Brexit – both in Spanish, of course. They did us proud, and all had an amazing experience.

‘It’s the best way to practice your Spanish. There’s nowhere to hide!’ said student Kieran Masso.

Student Cate Young added, ‘We walked everywhere but it was worth it. The Alhambra Palace is a hidden treasure!’

Thanks to Mrs Gonzalez-Latham, Mr Sampson and Mrs Castro for giving up their Easter break to run the trip.