Final day of the trip has finished up with a sand sculpture competition followed by a quick dip in the pool. Ruby, Tully, Sia and Natasha were victorious in the competition with “El pez”! The teachers were also very enthusiastic entrants. We’ve left the hotel and are en route to the airport.
Our last full day has been an adventurous one spent at Port Aventura. Students enjoyed time spent at a busy theme park as Spanish schools finished school for the summer today. Georgie showed off her Spanish skills at lunch time with perfect Spanish and not a word of English. In the evening in the restaurant some students were brave enough to sample arroz negro (a black, squid ink paella) but Ruby wasn’t so keen on it. All in all, a hot, busy, fun day and we’ll be sad to leave.
Congratulations to the following year8 students who came runners up in the county tournament. Abbie Bourton, Megan Free, Isabel Bergendorff, Holly Yates, Sophie Swallow, Rosie Dillion, Nel Michniewska, Keira Moore, Niamh Quinn & Hannah Chevaussut . Yet again the girls really impressed me with their overall standard of play. The batting was phenomenal scoring 42 rounders in 5 short games along with their solid fielding preventing the opposition from scoring only 26 rounders in total. We played Campion, Myton A & B, and Kingsley once in the first round and again in the final where they narrowly beat us. Thank you girls you are a pleasure to be with and a credit to Southam College.
We’ve had a brilliant day in Barcelona visiting Parc Guell and seeing more of Gaudi’s amazing architecture. Lily was great at sharing information with Ms Brereton at la Sagrada Familia and Will enjoyed the walk and views at Montjuic. We topped off the evening with rounders and volleyball on the beach after dinner.
Today we visited the local area of Salou and had a pleasant stroll along the coast line. This afternoon was spent in Reus- the birth place of Gaudi. Noah was able to share his knowledge of Gaudi with the group knowing that we will see more of his architecture tomorrow. Students were able to practise their Spanish with some locals with Martha and Leah making new friends. They also learned a little bit more about the region of Cataluña. We’re looking forward to some competitive rounders and volleyball this evening!Vámonos!