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Madrid, an unforgettable adventure

From April 19th to the 22nd, our Spanish students visited Madrid for a cultural and language exchange experience.

They reinforced their language skills, learned about the culture of Madrid, tried the local cuisine, and learned about the most iconic monuments of the city (El Retiro Park, Gran Via, Plaza del Sol, Glorieta de Cibeles, Real Academia de Bellas Artes, The Prado Museum, Barrio de Las Letras…).

TRIP TO MADRID, FIELD TRIP FULL OF LEARNING.

Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando

The Museum houses a cultural heritage of over 1,400 paintings, 1,300 sculptures, and 15,000 drawings. During their visit, the students were able to appreciate works of different styles, from various centuries and by different artists. They also conducted research and collected data to complete some questions, read information and asked for clarification from the museum staff, all in Spanish.

Prado Museum

The Prado Museum is the most important cultural center in the city of Madrid. In addition to works by world-renowned Spanish authors, such as Las Meninas by Diego de Velázquez or El uprising of May 2 by Francisco de Goya, we were also able to appreciate works by international authors such as The Garden of Earthly Delights, by Hieronymus Bosch. During this visit, the students had to create a timeline that would depict a remarkable work from each century: from the 12th century to the 20th century. The Retiro Park

El Retiro Park

This park is considered as “the lung of Madrid” due to its surface area and vegetation. In this place, our students had to answer some questions about different spots and curious facts about this park. To achieve this, students had to follow a tailored itinerary that would make it easier to collect the necessary answers and enjoy a unique environment.

Street-Scape, a game through the center of Madrid

Learning through play is usually a motivating idea. For this reason, during our trip to Madrid, our students participated in a Street-Scape adventure with the StreetSKP App. This activity consisted of solving different riddles about the culture, history and art of the city of Madrid. The App led the students to different locations, where they had to go through different challenges. For example, the legend of “Maria La Calderona and the Marizápalos balcony or Don Juan’s.

A city full of attractions

In addition to the locations mentioned above, we visited other popular places in Madrid.

Sharing experiences about Madrid with French students

Sometimes life is full of coincidences. And on this trip we were able to experience it. While eating pintxos in the famous Mercado de San Miguel, one of our teachers met a former colleague, who was in Madrid with his Spanish students from the French school Lycée Notre Dame-Castres.

As both schools had the same goals: to get to know Spanish culture and practice Spanish, we quickly organized a collaborative activity in which students from both schools had to interview each other to gather information about their immersive experience in Madrid.

Trying Spanish food

Gastronomy, as part of culture, is a fundamental pillar to understand Spain. For this reason, our students had the opportunity to try different dishes, such as paella, calamari sandwich, patatas bravas, churros or potato omelet.

Final project

The final project of this trip to Madrid consisted in the creation of a VideoBlog of the city of Madrid. In these videos, students were asked to talk about their favorite spots in the city, cultural fun facts and/or their favorite Spanish foods.

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