Amersham School

Amersham School
Life at Amersham School Life at Amersham School Life at Amersham School Life at Amersham School Life at Amersham School Life at Amersham School Life at Amersham School

Barcelona 2016

During our trip to Barcelona in the February half term, we visited many different architectural buildings such as the towers in Parc Guell, Sagrada Famillia and Camp Nou. On the last day, before we left, we visited the Barcelona Zoo and a newly-built shopping centre.

On the day of departure we had to arrive promptly at the school for 3:30 am. We arrived in Barcelona at 10:30 am (UK time); we weren’t allowed into the hotel until 3pm so we went on a 4 hour tour of Barcelona. We drove past different historical buildings such as a bull ring that had been turned into a shopping centre that was created by Antoni Gaudi, an architect, born in Spain. We even got to go to the beach as it was really warm and sunny. At about 5:30 we went to the hotel where we were handed our keys to our rooms and we were allowed ‘down time’ to unpack and relax before going down to dinner at 7:30pm and bed time at 10:00pm.

 

Barcelona 2016

 

On the second day (Sunday), we went to Parc Guell, we went to the monumental zone were we saw the architectural buildings designed by Antonio Gaudi.  We spent around 2 hours there. We were allowed to go around in groups of 3; most of us found the park’s café where they sold the best waffles with chocolate sauce over the top.

On Monday, we went to Camp Nou, the Barcelona football stadium. We spent the majority of the day there, looking at their trophies and achievements, and touring the pitch. We then went to the official shop where many people purchased footballs and football shirts. On our way out, the boys were playing with the football when a security guard came over and told them off (oops). Then we got the tube back to the hotel at roughly half past 5. After dinner, everyone got ready to go out to eat some tapas, then we visited a light show in the town centre which was very exciting.

Overall, I felt that this was a really good trip and I really enjoyed it. I would recommend this trip to students who are planning on taking Spanish in the future. I would also go back to Barcelona and re-visit many of the places that I did.
Nile Sinclair-Fosbury 10LRe

Barcelona 2016