We asked Sr. Heath about the upcoming Spain Trip for a few select eighth graders. He told us they are going on June 10th to the 25th, last week of school on a Friday. The kids go to to a language school in Salamanca, Spain for 2 weeks. Every morning from 9 am to 1 pm, they have two different Spanish classes. Live with host families, and after Spanish class, they have lunch with their host families, and in the afternoons, they will be visiting different places, like the University of Salamanca.
17 eighth graders and 2 adults, including Mrs. Gillis will have the opportunity to go on this fabulous trip. They get to meet different people, and see different attractions. They will go to dance lessons, and cooking classes, and they will visit different Spanish museums, and get an up close and personal time with the culture of Spain.
They have raised a couple $1000 dollars for the trip so far.
On the weekends they will go to different cities, including Segovia, where they will see a 2000 year old Roman aqueduct. They will also go to a fighting bull ranch, and get to see a cepea, which is a fighting bull calf, and the kids that are going can get into the ring with the calf and try to dodge it, just like the professionals in the real ring.
This is an amazing opportunity to improve their Spanish skills and learn about the culture of the Spanish, and to spread out their interests in life and have a better understanding on the world. Hope the kids that are going have fun!
(Thanks to Sr. Heath for the information!)