7th November 2016
Fifty lucky students took part in a magnificent trip to Barcelona over the recent mid-term. A range of pupils from second to sixth year departed early on Sunday morning for Dublin airport.
Stationed in Salou outside Barcelona, students experienced Spanish culture and history along with taking part in some hair-raising activities in the Port Aventura theme Park. Highlights of the action packed trip in sporting terms included a tour of the Camp Nou, The Barcelona football stadium, along with a visit to the Olympic stadium which hosted the 1992 Olympics. It was here that students were able to take part in a range of Olympic sports such as boxing, archery and the 100 metre sprint, all on the original Olympic track.
The trip to the unique, Barcelona Science Museum gave students a hands-on insight into the natural world. The newly built museum exhibited scientific theory and ideas in a practical and functional fashion. With a huge amount of events throughout the four days, students were given a cultural and historical tour of the city by a local guide, the highlight of which was the breathtaking Sagrada Familia, the pinnacle of Gaudi’s architecture which is sprinkled across the city.
In all, the trip was a huge success, enjoyed by all.