Spanish adventure for sixth form students

Year 12 and 13 Art and Photography students travelled to Barcelona for four days in February as part of their A Level Studies. 

Staying in the centre of the city, a mere fifteen minutes from the famous, unfinished Gaudi-designed Sagrada Familia, students explored the cultural heritage of the city. Trips included visiting more of Gaudi’s work at Park Guell, the Olympic stadium and museum, Montjuïc Castle and a river sightseeing cruise. 

Students had the opportunity to visit many of the city's cultural attractions
Students had the opportunity to visit many of the city's cultural attractions
The Art students took advantage of their museum trips throughout their stay; visits to the Contemporary Art Gallery, National Museum of Catalonian Art and Picasso Museum ensured that inspiration could be taking from the artwork, creating notes and sketches that will inform their A Level coursework pieces. The photography students spent their time recording their surroundings and practising their photography techniques. 

Students also had the opportunity to walk around Barcelona itself, visiting the famous Las Ramblas boulevard, the beach, the Gothic Quarter and sample the local cuisine in tapas restaurants. 

The trip was a great success, as Year 12 Photography student, Zara Clench, explains: “The trip was amazing. The views were spectacular and the galleries were gorgeous. I loved having the independence to explore and discover the city. I wish I could go back and am already looking forward to next year!”

Team Leader of Art, Julia Payne, said of the trip: “The aim of international trips such as these is to not only inspire our students, but also give them an opportunity to create some fantastic work that will inform their coursework and exam projects and, ultimately, help with their A Levels. The trip was a huge success, with all our students really taken advantage of this incredible opportunity.” 

Barcelona Art Photography Sixth Form Trip Newton Abbot College Ofsted Good Secondary School Post 16 2