Activity Week - Barcelona
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Sunday, 14 to Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Very early on Sunday morning, students met at Manchester Airport to depart for the city of Barcelona.
Whilst on the plane, students were very excited and looking forward to getting checked in to their newly refurbished rooms! On arrival, we dropped our bags off and headed to the beautiful beach! On the beach, students played games in the sea or chose to go around shopping. For lunch we all got to try local foods in the style of Tapas!
On the second day, we were up bright and early for breakfast, after which we were met by our tour guide for a 4 hour tour of the streets of Barcelona! This was the perfect opportunity for us to learn about the history and culture of the Spanish city and also go inside a Church. After the tour we went to Parc de la Ciutadella for a picnic and an explore. We then went back to the hotel to get ready. From the hotel we went to visit La Sagrada Familla, with a guided tour, looking at the architecture inside the incredible building. We then went for food at another local restaurant.
On day 3, again we were up bright and early for our trip on the cable cart to the Castle. We explored the castle and had the opportunity to take some wonderful pictures looking over the city. After the castle, we had some free time to go to the Barcelona Arena Mall, followed by another fun trip to the beach. In the evening we went for Tapas, where there was local spanish flamenco dancing and even the students joined in!!
On our last day, students were excited to visit the Football Stadium 'Camp Nou'. We got the chance to see the "behind the scenes" where the footballers get changed and where the commentators go. Finally, we finished our exploring of Barcelona in Park Guell, again we were able to take some stunning pictures of the scenery around us. It was a fantastic trip that all the students and staff thoroughly enjoyed - it is a trip to remember!
Barcelona by Jessica Leighton (8IOB) and Iman Hassan (8GH)
Our trip to Barcelona was very fun, exciting and culturally informative. As soon as we arrived at the airport we were immediately made to feel welcome and got on with everyone on the trip.
The first day was very busy. We went to the beach and played in the sea, which was a refreshing break from the hot sun. After that we went to Fresco – the buffet – and ate as much food as we could.
On the second day, we took a busy tour all around the old city. We explored Las Ramblas, saw many monuments and the town cathedral and ate a variety of Spanish food, like churros.
The third day was our favourite! We got to go up in a cable cart and explore an interesting castle. We also went shopping and ate a tapas buffet with a live flamenco performance. Some of us even got up and danced and saw Ms Terra busting some Spanish moves with the dancer.
On the fourth day, after seeing Camp Nou and Park Güell, with about a million steps, we were forced to climb (thanks by the way!) it was time to go home. We already miss Barcelona and hope we can go back next year. Thank you to the teachers who organised it – we had a great time!
Barcelona by Abdelbast Zlitni (8BW)
This trip was a really good opportunity whilst here in WHGS. It was an educational and fun trip. We learnt lots of things and went to different cathedrals. We also went to the breach, where Mr McMenamin thought he was cool and tried to drown us, which backfired! As our saying goes, “If I go down, you go down”.
We also met new people in different year groups and we bought souvenirs for our families. We also went to the park, where we chilled and had lunch. We went to the stadium where we learnt about the history of the academy. This was a very fun and the teachers were always positive.
Thank you for this opportunity.