This is the second time that I have taken a group of Upper 4 to Spark and I can’t recommend it enough! For us being all in the same building means that students could enjoy being together and sharing dorms whilst us teachers could check on them and could benefit from having spacious rooms with an ensuite bathroom.
Inge’s and Doug’s organisation and hosting was impeccable: they took account of all our students’ medical and dietary requirements, including the last minute ones and they checked in with us on a regular basis.
The beauty of this trip was that we had a local Chaperone available 24/7, who knew the area really well, and that took some pressure off from me as a trip leader. Our Chaperone was also one of the teachers, which meant our students got really attached to him by the end of the stay. They were also motivated to speak in Spanish as much as possible as they knew they would be rewarded with tokens and there would be a prize at the end for the best team.
There was a nice variety of activities: in the morning our pupils had lessons, which meant us teachers were able to relax and explore El Puerto, and in the afternoon we did something different everyday, being it visiting Cádiz, Sevilla or making paella. There was something for everyone!
This is the fifth year we have run this trip and even students who came five years ago and are now in their final year at Headington still ask if they can go back to El Puerto! -Diana Bonifaci (Teacher/Trip Leader)
We had a great time and our stay was very comfortable. -Anna Bellera (Teacher)
My school trip was even more enjoyable with all of the people who helped out so thank you!!! – Sophie Tyler (Student)
It was a really good trip, we’d definitely come again! -Phoebe Potter (Student)
Really enjoyed it, learned a lot more than expected. – Mia Vedral (Student)
It was very good, interesting and fun – Maia Johansen (Student)
We are so pleased that Headington School enjoyed themselves at Spark! Want to read more school trip reviews?