Culture and Cooking
8th May 2017

Over the Easter break, thirteen Third Form (Year 9) pupils from Oundle School visited Granada for a joint Religious Studies/Spanish trip led by staff from both departments within the School.  

On their first day, pupils visited and learned about the history of the Alhambra, a palace and fortress complex in Granada, enjoyed tours of the local area and watched a flamenco show in the evening. Highlights during the rest of the week included tours of Mezquita de Granada, the first mosque in Granada where the pupils learned about Islam and a paella cooking course where pupils made their own lunch. Pupils also visited Granada Cathedral and the Royal Chapel, learning about the history of Christianity in Granada. 

Spanish teacher, Rebecca Blacknell commented, “The purpose of the trip was to engage pupils with Religious Studies in a Spanish context, giving a taste of what will be studied in the Fourth Form (Year 10) in both subjects, allowing the pupils to understand key parts of Spanish history which impact the country’s culture and language today.”

Pupil, Tani Edu (14) commented, “The trip to Granada was full of excitement and variety and I would like to thank the staff who made this trip possible.”

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