A group of Third Year students enjoyed our annual homestay in Salamanca, where they experienced the language and culture of Spain.

Students stayed with host families, and were able to experience first-hand traditional day-to-day life in Spain and, perhaps more importantly, traditional food!

During the day, they attended Spanish lessons in the morning, helping to extend their linguistic knowledge beyond their work at Trinity, and in the afternoon took part in a range of activities.

They visited the key sights of Salamanca, such as the New and Old Cathedrals, and the world-renowned University and the Casa de las Conchas library.

They also engaged with the local culture, with a mini-tapas tour, a breakfast of churros con chocolate, and even a lesson in salsa and bachata dancing! On their final day, they visited Madrid and, for most, the real highlight of the trip, the Bernabeu Stadium, Real Madrid’s home ground.

Mr Benjamin, Spanish Teacher, said: “It was a privilege to see the boys’ linguistic confidence grow in the five day period. Throughout the trip they were encouraged to engage with the language, with all tours conducted in Spanish and a treasure hunt organised by the school which involved interviewing the local people. The trip brought the work covered in their Spanish lessons to life, and the boys’ enthusiasm for the language and for learning about the culture really shone through. We look forward to returning to Salamanca next year – for now though, gracias a tod@s de ISLA y ¡hasta la próxima!”

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