In February, 15 Second Form pupils travelled to Zaragoza in Spain as part of Whitgift’s tradition of consolidating classroom learning with cultural trips. The pupils had an exciting programme of trips and activities lined up for them, with the first day taking them to Plaza de Toros de La Misericordia and El Pilar, also known as Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar.
The weekend was spent with their exchange families taking part in various activities. Some pupils attended a Zaragoza football game and visited the Casablanca Sports Centre where they had the opportunity to play basketball and football, whilst the other pupils went on an adventurous trip to the mountains surrounding the city, travelling as far as the French border.
During the trip, the pupils took part in a game of Padel, a racket sport played in Spain and learned how to dance the Jota, a traditional dance from the region. They also participated in a game of football, Spain vs England, with Spain beating England in a close match.
The trip ended with the students exploring a variety of the foods of Spain, including Spanish doughnuts called churros and a trip to Goya museum to learn about Francisco de Goya, one of Spain’s most famous artists to view his most prominent paintings.
Second Form pupil Luke Ward commented “It was quite sad when we had to leave as it was such an enjoyable experience that we’ll never forget.”