Tuesday, 26 November 2013

En el Instituto Galileo

We are spending our last full day in Spain at school. Tomlinscote students had the opportunity to attend a variety of lessons with their partners.

One group attended a Biology lesson in English as part of the bilingual section. All Tomlinscote students were very impressed with the level of English used during this difficult lesson on "stem cells".

Students will leave school at either 2pm or 3pm for their final afternoon in Spain. There is a farewell party organised by the Spanish students this evening.

¡Hasta pronto!


Monday, 25 November 2013

Another Birthday - Happy Birthday Josh!

We have another birthday being celebrated whilst away on the Spanish Exchange. Happy birthday to Josh for yesterday. He enjoyed a rendition or two of "Cumpleaños Feliz" in the main square of Salamanca.

Once back at school students went home with their partners ready for a full day at school tomorrow!

La visita a Salamanca - Monday 25th November

At 9am on a VERY cold morning we all met up and set off on our trip to Salamanca. Our Spanish partners joined us today so were we a big group of 58! First stop was a trip on the tourist train. This train was most certainly not designed for 58 but somehow we managed to squeeze in and off we went round the city with the driver pointing out the most historical places.

After this refreshing trip we all visited the cathedral and climbed 100s of steps up to the bell tower. 

Then we made our way to the Plaza Mayor so that the students could have some free time to shop and be together.

Friday, 22 November 2013

La visita a Segovia - Friday 22nd November

Today we visited the beautiful city of Segovia with it´s amazing Roman aqueduct from the 1st century. As we approached the city our first view was of this impressive construction. After educatiing many of the students as to what an aqueduct actually is everyone agreed it was magnificent. 

Next stop was the spectacular 16th Century "Catedral de nuestra señora de la Asunción y San Frutos.

As we approached "Plaza de Socorro" with rumbling tummies it was time for a "bocadillo" break in the sun!!

Once refuelled it was off to the magnificent Alcázar castle from the 11th - 14th Centuries. First we walked round the rooms admiring the paintings, furniture and suits of armour. This is where the Reyes Católicos lived in the Middle Ages. Walt Disney found inspiration for his castle from this impressive structure. Then it was time for our PE lesson! 152 spiralling stairs up to the top of Juan II tower. At the top we rested in the sun for the climb back down.

After some free time for shopping we had to warm up again (appearances can be deceptive and although it was sunny it was certainly not warm!!) and so we went for chocolate con churros.

Once back at school students met up with their partners and went home for a traditional Spanish weekend.