On Thursday, 6 November, 21 students, Mrs Clegg and Benchomo travelled from Invicta to Jerez, in Spain for the first stage of the Spanish Exchange. After some initial nerves on meeting their new partners and their families, the girls settled into an enjoyable cultural experience. On their first day they were in school with their partners and enjoyed a fun PE lesson. Over the weekend some students visited the zoo and met baby tiger cubs, some saw the famous dancing horses of Jerez, while others travelled to Cádiz and the mountains. On Monday, the group from Invicta went to Seville and climbed the Giralda, which is one of the tallest buildings in the city. Students visited Cadiz for Tuesday day. On Wednesday, they had a typical Spanish breakfast of chocolate con churros and then visited the Alcazar and the bodega 'Gonzalez Byass' to find out about Jerez's biggest export product - sherry.
Many tears were shed on departure and the students found it difficult to say goodbye. However, we look forward to welcoming the Spanish students to Invicta in March.