This week St Gregory’s have celebrated the 10th anniversary year of our exchange partnership programme with IES Grupo Cántico School in Córdoba.

To mark the occasion, both schools have been engaged in a series of events, throughout the year, to recognise the significant impact this programme has had on hundreds of young people since its inception in 2009.

Our students welcomed their Córdoba Exchange counterparts from IES Grupo Cántico School in Córdoba, welcoming them into their homes and family lives. Whilst staying in Bath, Spanish students sampled life at St Gregory’s school whilst also taking in many local touristic attractions the area has to offer. Students also took part in a range of activities and lessons, learning about British education and culture as well as honing their language skills and helping to improve their knowledge and proficiency in English. Earlier this year, St Gregory’s students visited their exchange partners and their families in Córdoba, forming friendships and gaining memories and experiences of Spanish culture.

We are thrilled that our longstanding partnership with IES Grupo Cántico continues and we hope that the friendships and passion for each other’s languages and cultures that are developed during our exchange will last a long time into the future. We hope that through international partnerships, such as this, students can experience British school and home life, try new foods, meet partner families and spend time getting to know each other better whilst improving their language skills.

Mrs C Gregory
Teacher of Spanish