During our last half term fourteen Form 2 students and two teachers went to visit Valencia, Spain. We all enjoyed the Mediterranean climate and walked through the beautiful medieval city centre rich in history where we stopped to enjoy churros con chocolate. The next morning, we all rode by bike along the streets of this welcoming city; a great opportunity to admire this stunning urban with many contrasts.
Also, St Columba’s’ boys visited top attractions such as the Arts and Science museum and were amused by the dolphins’ show, sharks and sea life at the L’Oceanografic which is the largest aquarium in Europe.
Apart for trying the local cuisine, one of our best features of this trip was cooking lessons at the Valencia Club Cocina where our boys put their aprons on and prepared seafood paella, gazpacho, lemonade and coca en llanda (a traditional cake from Valencia). A three courses menu we were delighted to taste.
Another highlight of this trip was our visit to the house of Valencia FC, the Mestalla Football Club. Our boys stepped into the press room, the dressing room and came out of the tunnel onto the pitch where they received a warm welcome by sponsors teams playing on that day.
Valencia was a pleasant surprise for all of us! We will definitely come back next year.
Mrs. A. Nunez