All 30 Year 9 Spanish Intensive students visited the Europa Centre on Wednesday 27 February. This is a slightly bizarre building in the Upminster area which contains a replica Spanish town. The pupils were split up into small groups and were taken round the ‘town’ by Spanish natives to ask questions in Spanish and practise role plays, for example at the train station, in the hotel or at the travel agency. The teachers heard some fabulous Spanish being spoken by pupils, and were very impressed by their enthusiasm. Hopefully this experience has whetted their appetite for the Spanish study trip to Salamanca in June where they will also be thrown into lots of Spanish speaking and listening for the week! Special mention to Jacob, Sophia and Milo who won the ‘Missing Person’ competition by asking and understanding various questions and replies in Spanish to identify a missing person. Well done to all pupils on a very successful day and hopefully a boost to their confidence!