Spanish Exchange visit to Invicta
Erin Frankel, Lucy Gosney and Abby Holt from 10T sent us this report:
“Year 10 students have been hosting a Spanish exchange student this week, giving them the opportunity to experience life in England. Our agenda during the week included: a trip to Brighton for traditional fish and chips on the pier, a visit to Creams, a Dominoes feast and a quick stop off at Bluewater.
On Wednesday, we were buzzing with excitement waiting for our exchange partners to arrive. After a long journey from Jerez, they arrived and we headed straight home with our exhausted guests ready to get them settled into life in England.
On Thursday, the Spanish group headed for Canterbury. After a long day at school we were reunited with them and took them for a delicious visit to Creams. After showing them around Maidstone, we took them home for the evening.
Friday was a very busy day! Our exchanges shadowed us in lessons all day. The first lesson was English and they helped us make revision videos. Second was PE, where we played netball and football. This was followed by two Science lessons. Our exchanges were shocked to see us performing experiments which they do not often see. At the end of the day we met up outside school to get the bus to Erin’s house. We all played games and had a Dominoes feast.
Saturday was a jam-packed day, which started off with a drive to Brighton! We walked down the pier, went on lots of rides, had fish and chips for lunch then visited Choccywoccydoodah. We were very lucky as we had great weather all day. After a long day we left Brighton and met up where we played games and ate lots of food.
On Sunday we spent the day in Bluewater where our exchanges could buy some British products and famous brands. We went to Nando’s where the Spanish students had their first ever piri piri chicken.
On Monday our exchanges visited London while we were at school. We picked them up at 6.00pm and headed straight home after their long day.
Tuesday was our last full day with our Spanish friends. After school we gave them a signed poster and photo to remember the exchange and all the students who took part. We then went to Creams for the last night. Afterwards some of us threw a surprise party for Manuel, one of the Spanish students, who’s birthday was on Wednesday. We spent the evening talking and eating cake.
Wednesday was the last day of the exchange and we met at school to say goodbye to everyone at 6.00am. After a tearful goodbye we watched as they left.
We would like to say thank you to Mrs Ferris for organising the exchange and Christina for all her help translating! It was a great once in a lifetime experience and we met many great friends that we hope to see in the future.”