Our first Spanish school exchange programme began when pupils and teachers from our new partner school in Madrid visited in June 2014. Pupils from Madras then travelled to Spain in the following September, accompanied by Mr Irving and Mrs Maix from the Modern Languages department.
The programme was a huge success and is set to run every two years with approximately 20 pupils from S3 and S4 taking part.
The visit to Madrid includes staying with a Spanish family, attending some lessons in school as well as several excursions in the city and beyond. In 2014 the organised excursions included a guided visit to Madrid's Royal Palace, the Prado museum, the Retiro park as well as the theme park set in the Casa de Campo park. Other highlights were day trips to both Toledo and Segovia.
Pupils in 2014 all thoroughly enjoyed the experience, both here in Fife and in Madrid. It was very rewarding for them to be able to experience the culture of the country at first hand, and to improve their language skills.
Click on the links below to see pictures and details about recent exchange visits to France.