Recently, West Exe School welcomed 15 Spanish students who are from Vigo, a city in Galicia, in Northern Spain. The Spanish students were staying with families in Exmouth and spent every morning at school for a period of 2 weeks. They were buddied up with some of our Year 10 students who helped them integrate into school life. It was a great cultural experience for everyone involved and created an amazing buzz amongst our wider community of students.
The Spanish students got a real insight into school life here in the UK and our Year 10 students were able to practise some Spanish, found out more about Spanish school life and made friends who they will hopefully stay in touch with!
We did various activities with them, such as a "Spanglish" quiz which tested the students on all things Spanish and English. We also had brunch where the Spanish students tasted some typical snacks, including pork pies, scotch eggs and even twiglets, which were not very popular amongst the Spanish students!
It was a great cultural experience and hopefully one which our students will remember for a long time. It also brought greater awareness of how fun and interesting learning about another culture can be.