The pupils and staff who took part in the school trip to Malaga came back enchanted and wishing they could have stayed a bit longer. Here is a little taster in pictures of the busy programme that made this trip a great success, not forgetting the part played by the sunny and mild weather that accompanied the group all along…
Friday 9 February: From cold, rainy Trowbridge to the blue skies of Malaga! After settling in to our accommodation, we ventured out with our tour guide, Monica, to experience a tea tasting at a typical Moroccan teashop followed by some free time in the city centre, right in the middle of the festive atmosphere of the Carnival!
Saturday 10: the day started with a visit to the Contemporary Arts Centre of Malaga and continued with mass at Malaga Cathedral, a tapas lunch at a traditional restaurant in the city centre, a visit to the Alcazaba (Arab fortress) and Roman amphitheatre, followed by a visit to the Picasso Museum and it ended with a ‘chocolate con churros’ tasting… ¡qué delicioso!
Sunday 11: excursion to Granada to visit the sumptuous Alhambra Palace, one of the few remaining Muslim Palaces from the Middle Ages, and the most representative of Moorish heritage in Europe. Our day included a walk through the old town of Granada, in the popular Albaycin quarter with wonderful views of the Alhambra and the snow-capped Sierra Nevada and the opportunity to purchase gifts and souvenirs. Finally to round off this memorable day… back to Malaga for a Flamenco Dancing workshop for all to enjoy!
Monday 12: our pupils were able to make the most of their language skills during a visit to a Secondary School and language exchange with its Spanish students. The school visit was followed by a visit to a traditional groceries market where everyone could practise their Spanish skills, buying food for a shared lunch on the Malagueta Beach. For dessert, ice cream tasting, as it ought to be! Our group then benefited from a guided visit to the Pompidou Centre of Malaga and… a good-bye dinner out.
Tuesday 13: Our journey back to England went smoothly and thankfully, all heads were already full of sunny Spanish memories to help adjust to the weather transition 🙂
A great experience for all, to be repeated in the future!