On 14 February thirteen girls and two members of staff headed to Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife for a 1-week Spanish trip. They stayed with host families and were warmly welcomed.
During the week they took part in a number of different activities, including experiencing Spanish culture by being lucky enough to see the 2013 Carnival procession. Local people put on fancy dress for the occasion, whether or not they are in the parade, so our girls made and wore Minnie Mouse costumes before joining the procession. They ended the evening dancing at the verbena (street party) in the main square.
They visited Laguna, the historic capital of Tenerife, where they learned about the old town and went on a short hike through the mountains near the town.
During their stay they tasted a lot of Spanish specialities such as chorizo, wrinkled potatoes with a garlic-and-spice sauce, pan-fried fish and churros with chocolate and on their last day they went to a restaurant and watched a chef cook paella for them.