For many years British International School has believed that students should be exposed to a variety of cultures. What better a way to do that than to travel?
In the past there have been trips to Greece, France, Italy, Tunisia, Cyprus, Egypt, Portugal, Sicily and Northern Spain.
This autumn BIS students took a trip to Spain and visited Madrid and Andalusia. It was an eye-opening experience that enabled them to get a colourful and comprehensive view of Spain.
The group of 29 students and three teachers began their journey in Madrid, proceeded to Escorial, visited Toledo, La Mancha, Cordoba, Sevilla, Jeres, Cadis, Marbella, Malaga and finally Granada.
Included in the trips were excursions to the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum where they admired Picasso’s famous painting “Guernica”, Columbus’s Tomb, bull fighting arena and Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
They discovered one of the modern wonders of the world at El Escorial and in Cordoba they saw the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the Cathedral, took a tour of the Old City, which included the Synagogue, Alcazar and the Jewish Quarter.
Students took a lot of photos in front of the windmills Don Quichote fought, in La Mancha and spent one afternoon at the beach in Marbella.
In Granada they took part in a walking tour of the vast palace complex of the Alhambra, whose name derives from the Arabic al-Hamra, the ‘red fortress’.
They enjoyed watching flamenco puro which in Caló language (the language of the Spanish Gypsy) means old, antique, and hence traditional.
They explored the unforgettable sights, and flavours of a traditional tapas meal, paella and churros with chocolate. It was an unforgettable trip for us all.
As one of the students said: “Great culture, loved walking all day and I learned so much. Truly an eye-opening experience.”