Thirty Seven Year Nine students enjoyed a four day trip to Barcelona, the capital city of Catalonia. The first stop on the visit was Camp Nou, the home of FC Barcelona, where students were allowed on the pitch-side, in the changing rooms and in the lofty heights of the commentary boxes. They also had the opportunity for photos with the trophies and a visit to the museum…….then to the gift shop for presents and souvenirs.

The group also visted to Parc Guell for lunch in the outdoors. The students were then able to witness the extraordinary design work of Antonio Gaudi by exploring the park themselves.

The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia was the next stop on the tour. This is another fascinating piece of architecture designed by Gaudi. Those with cameras were able to capture the amazing detail of the building.

The coach driver also took the group to Las Ramblas, the famous main street that runs through Barcelona. As the sun was shining, the street artists were out in force and students had the opportunity to watch painters, caricaturists and human statues as well as visiting the ice cream stalls.

The group’s base was at Lloret de Mar from where they visited a local market to buy food, clothes, jewellery and souvenirs; tried out their skills in a bowling alley and even had time for a paddle in the Med!