New College Telford students visit Barcelona
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The students, who study Economics, Spanish and Travel & Tourism at the college, stayed at a Youth Hostel in the City Centre.
Louise Horner, Course Leader for Travel & Tourism said: “The trip was for students on Advanced Level Programmes - they planned, led and evaluated the visit. The students analysed Barcelona as a tourist destination, the positive and negative impact of tourism and the effect of the Olympics on the City. Our students were able to meet local people, develop language skills and really get to grips with the culture of Barcelona.”
The students visited sites across the City including Parc Guell - the park inspired by Antoni Gaudi, Montjuic - the area of the Olympic Stadium, the Port, City Centre and the Gothic Quarter.
Rebecca Duncan, a student at New College Telford who took part in the trip, said: “Barcelona was mind-blowing. You will never find anything like the Sagrada Familia – it’s basically a temple they started work on in 1882 and they’re still working on it – it’s an amazingly intricate design by the architect Gaudi.”
Rebecca continued: “The 1992 Olympics brought astonishing beauty to the area – the parks are incredibly peaceful. That Olympic Games encouraged people to begin to visit Barcelona – and it has just gone from strength to strength.”
New College Telford student Bethanie Hill, said: “The architecture in Barcelona is awesome and the detail and thought that has gone into it is incredible. It was great to meet with local people and see the way that the Olympics really got Barcelona moving and began its future as the must-see City it is today.”
For more information, please contact Clive Wood, Press Office, New College Telford on 01952 641892 or email email@example.com