Trips Archive

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Day three

After lessons on Wednesday, the girls had some time to soak up the sun and try some of the local dishes in the cafes along the beach… egg and chips, club sandwiches, Fanta, Coke 😉 All of which gave them the energy they would need to complete the afternoon activity. In pairs, they had to approach real life Spanish people and ask them questions as part of a cultural quiz. The girls learnt a lot from the locals (los malagueños) including the typical flower of Málaga, the traditional dance and the names of some of the members of the Spanish royal family. The joint winners were Lucy, Alex, Natasha and Sally. ¡Enhorabuena!

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We headed back to the school once the winners had been announced to cool off and watch a Spanish film, ´A tres metros sobre el cielo´. The girls loved the film so much, Miss Tomlinson had to buy it straight away along with the sequel – screening to be arranged on our return to school.

 

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Day two

A cloudier day was ideal for our afternoon trip to Nerja! We visited the ‘cuevas’ which we learnt were discovered by accident by two boys from a nearby town whilst they were playing one afternoon. Whilst there, we saw naturally formed stalactites and stalagmites, one of which had joined in the middle to form a 32m high column! The girls were brave enough to enter the ‘sala de fantasmas’ (Ghost Chamber) where two skeletons were found when the caves were originally discovered!

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We hopped back on the coach to make the short trip to the main town of Nerja where we stood on the ´Balcón de Europa´from which you can see Africa on a clear day. The girls had a wander around the souvenir shops and tried some more delicious flavours of icecream. Phoebe would like to add that she had a wonderful day and the sights were spectacular!

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Day one

I am pleased to report that the sun has had his hat on in Málaga today! The girls had their first lesson at school, where they popped balloons to guess descriptions of one another. The rest of the morning was spent on the beach at Pedregallejo soaking up the sunshine and eating our ‘picnic’ before we headed off for our guided tour of the centre. Icecream, shopping and a bus ride completed the day’s activities before the girls returned to their host families to spend the evening.

Pictures of the girls having fun in the sun to follow 🙂

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French Exchange club

After half term we will be starting a club to help prepare for the trip. It will involve learning vocabulary and structures which would be helpful when you arrive in France. Post here to let us know which day would be best to run the club:

Monday, Thursday, Friday lunchtime?

You can also let us know what you think might be useful to know.

See Miss Stephenson if you have any questions.

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Information Evening – Thursday 28th February

There will be an ‘Information Evening’ for parents and girls going on the Spanish study visit to Málaga on Thursday 28th February at 7pm in the Theatre. You will receive an itinerary of the trip and have the opportunity to ask any questions. Girls will receive a letter this week from their Spanish teacher. Please could you return the attendance slip by no later than Tuesday 19th February.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Miss Tomlinson

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Rhineland Trip 2010

Rhineland 2010

Click on the photo to take a look at some of the things the girls (and teachers) got up to on the Rhineland trip 2010! Many thanks to Rachael for putting this video together and to Radhika and Holly for providing the extra photos.

Music: Watercolour by Pendulum

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Berlin Christmas Markets – Dec 2012

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On a frosty winter’s morning in December, 44 Year 7s and 5 teachers set off from school headed for Berlin. We had a lovely, wintry time, filled with gingerbread hearts, chocolate covered fruit kebabs and Kinderpunsch. Activities included shopping at the Christmas markets, a visit to the Jewish museum, a climb up the Reichstag and a coach tour of the city with a view of the remaining segment of the Berlin wall.

Click on the photo of Rachael and Lucy to have a look at some of the photos.