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Spanish Exchange to Sevilla 4 – 11 October 2017

The second leg of the ‘intercambio’ more than lived up to expectations as we found ourselves present as lots of debate was going on about the Catalan’s bid for independence and their genuine concern that there might be a split. Pupils were met at the airport by their exchange partners’ families and given a very warm welcome before heading off to see where they would be being hosted for the next eight days.

A full programme of cultural and educational visits was enjoyed each day but by far the favourite time was that spent with their hosts and experiencing just what life is like for a teenager in that beautiful city. The main comment was about how friendly all of the extended friends were and how much more fun they had there in the evenings than at home in Swindon. Several are already keen to go back next year and are currently looking for jobs to help to fund their trip!

As ever, our pupils were a credit to themselves and the school and are to be commended for taking the plunge in signing up for the exchange which has broadened their outlook as well as helped their linguistic skills considerably! Hasta la próxima! ¿te apuntas? Hábla con Señora Mochan si quieres más detalles…