Y8 Spanish Study Visit to Ibi, Spain (24 June – 1 July 2013)

14 05 2013

The Y8 Spanish Study Visit is taking place between Monday 24th June and Monday 1st July 2013. 

Important information and documents can be found on this blog entry.

Download a copy of the itinerary by clicking on the link below:

Y8 Ibi Itinerary 2013

Download a copy of the packing list by clicking on the link below:

Packing list 2013

Visit the website of our partner school in Ibi http://www.salesianos.edu/ibi/es/colegio/colegio

You must have a valid EHIC card for the trip as this is required for insurance purposes.  It can take up to 4 weeks for the card to be issued so you must apply as soon as possible.  You can apply on line at www.ehic.org.uk.





Y8 Spanish Study Visit to Ibi, 27 June – 4 July 2011

24 05 2011

The Y8 Spanish Study Visit is taking place between 27 June and 4 July. 

Important information and documents can be found on this blog entry.

Download a copy of the itinerary by clicking on the link below:

Y8 Ibi Itinerary 2011 (Blog)

Download a copy of the packing list by clicking on the link below:

Packing list 2011 (Blog)

Visit the website of our partner school in Ibi http://www.salesianos.edu/ibi/es/colegio/colegio

You must have a valid EHIC card for the trip as this is required for insurance purposes.  It can take up to 4 weeks for the card to be issued so you must apply as soon as possible.  You can apply on line at www.ehic.org.uk or by telephoning 0845 606 2030.

You will need to attend some Spanish conversation classes before you go on the trip.  Keep checking this post for updates on class times.





Spanish Exchange Visit to Darlington, March 2011

3 04 2011

On Tuesday 22nd March a group of 19 Spanish students and 2 teachers, from our twin school ‘Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados’ in Ibi, arrived in Darlington for a week long exchange visit.  The pupils were hosted by Carmel pupils from Y8 – Y12.  The students visited Durham, Beamish museum and York during their stay.  They also spent a morning in the college and participated in some Y8 Spanish lessons where they taught Carmel pupils some traditional Spanish songs.

The visit was rounded off with a fabulous farewell disco, with the highlight of the night being the ‘Macarena’!  The pupils were sad to say ‘adiós’ but are all looking forward to keeping in touch with their new friends and hopefully having the chance to return to Spain in the near future.

Read an article about the exchange on the Spanish pupils’ school website:

Darlington 2011: Una gran experiencia lingüística y cultural





Y8 Spanish Study Visit to Ibi 23-30 June 2009

6 07 2009

CIMG0815Mr Read, Mrs Hunter and Miss Andrew recently accompanied 29 Y8 pupils to Ibi, Spain for a week long study visit.  The pupils visited nearby Alicante, experienced the thrills of Terra Mítica and Aqualandia, and visited our partner school in Ibi, Colegio Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados.  The Spanish students provided a friendly welcome and gaveCIMG1032 Carmel pupils a guided tour of the town.  They also helped pupils to conduct interviews in Spanish with the local residents.  After getting to know our hosts the pupils spent a full day with them and their families.   The study visit gave pupils the chance to get more of an experience of Spanish culture, practise their Spanish and try typical Spanish dishes (including rabbit paella!).  Many of the pupils are now looking forward to hosting the Spanish pupils next year when they visit Darlington.





Y10 Spanish Exchange Visit April 2009

4 04 2009

spanish-flag2On Tuesday 21st April a group of 13 Spanish students from our twin school ‘Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados’ in Ibi will be arriving at Durham Tees Valley airport to begin their week long stay with host pupils in Y10.

The group will be welcomed by the Mayor and will have a chance to visit Durham, York and Beamish before returning to Spain.

The Y10 hosts and their visitors will keep us updated with comments on the blog during the visit.