15 students from year 7 to year 12 set off to a 1500 km bus journey throughout Spain´s mainland. Students witnessed some of the most scenic effects Spain has to offer. Many of the students were flabbergasted by the Pyrenees towering over them as the bus continued to its first stop, Bordeaux. After an 11 hour journey the trip had come to Bordeaux. As many students were previously aware of, Bordeaux is the wine-capital of the world. However, many students were not familiar we the cities unique and astonishing architecture. One of the more popular sights was the famous Place des Quinconces. Students got to learn about the extensive cultural and historical value of one of the biggest city squares in Europe.
After having experienced Bordeaux the trip continued to Paris where students got to enter the world’s largest museum, The Louvre. Undoubtedly most students were the most excited about seeing the Mona Lisa, nonetheless once inside students quickly showed a great interest in other sculptures and paintings. One of the more popular once was “The astronomer” painted in 1668 by Vermeer Lacemaker.
The highlight for many was probably the Eiffel Tour, the students set out on a grey afternoon with the sun tunneled into a grey abyss. Some year 11 students were brave enough to take the stairs to the top, they were however rewarded with the astonishing view of Paris from above. The beautiful colors of autumn nicely complimented the view. The second day in Paris the students were allowed to roam in Paris, many chose to experience the world-class shopping experience.
The final day in Paris was spent in the world renowed theme park Disney Land. Students were excited about the similarity from many famous movies.
The last bus journey lead to Poitiers where we stayed at our last hotel. The group was taken to a multimedia and cinematographic theme park, ‘Futuroscope’ offers multiple impressive 4D cinemas along with other attractions. The last night of the trip students enjoyed a fantastic classical French culinary experience.
A fatigued but happy group of students slept almost the entire way back from Poitiers to Alfas Del Pi.