Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Exchange trip to Barcelona

How wonderful to be reunited with old friends!  Nine Parker kids and two teachers arrived in Barcelona, Spain on February 16th for a week with host families while attending St. Peter's School.  Their exchange visit is part of our partnership with St. Peter's that includes pen pals, projects and a visit from St. Peter's students to Parker last year.   

Parker students kept a blog and St. Peters School posted a video of the trip.  Parker kids got back on Sunday full of stories of a truly fantastic time learning language, trying new foods, exploring a different culture and living with another family - a week that they will never forget.  We are so proud of our Parker ambassadors!

The partnership has inspired our whole school to become better at Spanish, and prompted new elements to our Integrated Spanish curriculum including a bi-lingual preschool program and becoming founding members of the Global Language and Culture Institute (students teaching students language). 

The world is so large - and so small - at the same time.  What a joyful way to experience it!

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