Spanish Field Trip

“¡Bienvenidos a Barthelona!” Shannon shouted as she climbed onto the airport shuttle bus.

“I thought it was pronounced Barcelona,” Mike said.

“They pronounce ‘c’ like ‘th’ in Spain. I’m just trying to fit in.”

“Right, with your tennis shoes and fanny pack,” their Spanish teacher joked.

It was after midnight and the students’ last night in Spain before returning home to North Carolina.

Mrs. Hamilton sighed. “I hate that we won’t get to see Barcelona. It’s such a beautiful city.”

“There’s always next Spring Break,” Shannon said, hopeful.

Her teacher grinned. “No. Next Spring Break, we’re going to Costa Rica!”

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Memories of the coolest high school Spanish teacher ever, who took her entire class and even some former students to Spanish-speaking countries for Spring Break! Too bad we were only in Barcelona for a night (actually a few hours; we had a 6AM flight to Munich), but we did get to see Madrid, Córdoba, Sevilla, and Costa Del Sol. The next Spring Break was actually Mexico . . . in the middle of the Swine Flu outbreak. Needless to say, I didn’t go, but I’m sure it would’ve been fun . . . not really, a lot of the students came back sick… 

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21 thoughts on “Spanish Field Trip

    1. I don’t believe the school sponsored this trip. We came up with the money on our own & our teacher worked through a travel agency. I wish the schools did sponsor trips like this though. If they weren’t so cheap and the government would give them more funding, maybe they could.

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      1. Oh kids always had to raise their own money. But public schools in our neck of the woods won’t even allow these trips any more because of the liability. You can hardly get a field trip for a day without jumping through forty seven hoops and having clearance from three government agencies. I may be overstating it a bit but not by much.

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      2. You’re right about that. People are so quick to sue these days. They sue for anything. In a way, I can understand why schools are apprehensive to sponsor field trips, but I think that’s only hurting the kids in the end.

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