A group of enthusiastic and courageous Year 10 and 11 students spent a whole week in October living with their Spanish friends in Córdoba, Spain. The exchange programme between King James’s School and Luis de Góngora School was a great success this year. Our students had hosted their Spanish friends in April and now it was their turn to live immersed in Spanish culture.
We attended lessons and visited lots of museums to learn about the history and the art of the region. We ate mouth-watering typical Spanish dishes such as salmorejo and tortilla as well as churros and chocolate! We listened to and spoke lots of Spanish every day. We were invited to spend the day with Year 9 in Seville and another day was spent exploring the Alhambra palace with Year 7 in Granada in torrential rain! There were many highlights, such as a walk up the Giralda tower in the cathedral of Seville, eating ice cream by the beautiful Mesquita/mosque in Córdoba after a long city tour in 30 degree heat, free time to shop for souvenirs in the new Nevada shopping centre as well as seeing even more new friendships being made and dancing flamenco at the farewell party!