I am inspired…

On 13th February 2016 Art and Textiles students ventured to the inspirational city of Barcelona.  We arrived in sunny Barcelona and without haste we explored the city. The Textiles students first visited Museu du Disseny, which was truly remarkable, whilst the Art students visited The Museum of Contemporary Art.

After a much needed nights sleep, the next day we headed to Figueres to see the Dali Theatre Museum. We were able to explore the town and the culture, visiting patisserie shops, souvenir shops and local cafes. That evening we headed back to La Rambla to try the local cultural tapas.


On Day Three we set off early, stopping at the local market. Here we experienced speaking Spanish and the amazing variety of meats and fruit.  

Later that day we went to Park Guell, which had amazing mosaics, filled with such bright and bold colours. This inspired us all so much as we were lucky enough to have time to sketch. The interesting building shapes allowed us to relate them to our own projects.



Later on all 30 of us got on the metro to go to La Sagrada Familia. The breath taking views when stepping off the metro shocked us all.  As we went inside we saw the amazing stained glass windows, which projected light across the floor in a variety of different vibrant colours. To finish the day we went to the Hard Rock Café.

On our last day, we visited the market again to collect our lunch for the day ahead. We were then all very happy to know that we were allowed to go shopping around the Spanish shops!

Once we all re-joined we set off to the aquarium, walking along the scenic harbour. At the aquarium we were able to see tropical fish and penguins. After an exhausting day all 30 of us headed to the airport unhappy to go back home.



We were all extremely grateful to the staff who took up their time to come with us, we had an amazing time and hope to visit again soon.

Isabel S Year 13

Have a look at our trip photographs in the gallery below!