Mrs Broom, Dr Saunders, Mr Gould, Miss Hall and Miss Ellis accompanied 45 pupils on a language faculty trip to Barcelona.

Pupils and staff had an action-packed 3 days in the Spanish city visiting famous attractions such as FC Barcelona Museum & Nou Camp Stadium, La Sagrada Familia , Park Guell, Barcelona Port and a day at Port Aventura – Europe’s leading Theme & Water Park

Pupils fully embraced the Spanish culture, using the language when possible.

Mrs Broom – Head of languages said ” Our pupils were an absolute credit to QEGS. They were exceptionally behaved, polite and most of all enjoyed themselves.”

Alina Abbas – Year 11, who attend the trip said, “This trip was an amazing experience for me. Travelling with school to a place I’d never been before and experiencing the Spanish culture in person, beyond a textbook, was quite enthralling. In my opinion, this trip was very much worth it, and I feel like both myself and other students gained a lot from it.

From the moment we arrived in Spain, I absolutely loved it. The weather, the views, and the atmosphere of Tossa de Mar in general were lovely. We arrived at the hotel and settled into Spanish life. On the first day, we relaxed, walked around Tossa, and sampled the churros, which were delicious.

The second day was filled with sightseeing. Seeing monuments like La Sagrada Familia in person made me realise how much history can be found in Spain. Seeing the architecture up close made me speechless, as I witnessed what an art piece the monument was. Things like this cannot be appreciated enough by just looking at a picture on the internet. As well as this, I felt like I learned a lot more about the history of Barcelona and believe that seeing it in person made it a lot more memorable.

The third day included visiting Port Aventura Theme Park. Me and my friends had the best time, it was definitely a day to remember.

Overall, this trip was probably the highlight of my high school years, and I will never forget nor will I ever stop appreciating this opportunity that was given to me. I feel like more trips like this should happen in the future, as I really do think it’s essential to experience the culture in real life of the language that we study.”