Students perfected their foreign language skills during an educational trip to Spain.
The five-day trip to Cantabria gave Year 11 students working towards their GCSE the chance to put their language skills to the test in everyday situations whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of Spain, including the Guggenheim Museum.
The students visited the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to view modern and contemporary art and the Altamira Caves in Santillana del Mar where they saw prehistoric cave paintings as part of the trip.
Mrs Darby, Highfields’ Head of Modern Foreign Languages, said: “The purpose of the visit was to give students opportunities to speak Spanish in real situations and they were able to use their Spanish in restaurants, cafés, shops, the market and in the hotel.
“They undertook a town trail of Santander where they asked local Spanish people for directions in Spanish in order to make their way around the city.
“The students enjoyed typical Spanish food including tapas and chocolate with churros. They were a credit to the school throughout the visit and the owner of the hotel praised them highly for their excellent behaviour and competence in speaking Spanish. He was so impressed that he offered two students a job in his hotel next summer.”