In May 2018 HPS will be sending 5 students with 5 from Longhill School, on a student exchange to Granada in Spain. These 5 places are all fully sponsored scholarships offered by UK High School Immersion. A number of these children have never been abroad so this experience will be invaluable to them and hopefully a positive experience they will remember for the rest of their lives. It is also a great opportunity for the students of 2 different schools to mix and get to know each other.
They will stay with host families in Granada and will also attend a secondary school in Granada where they will be buddied up with a student and will follow the timetable of that student throughout their stay. They will experience life as a Spanish teenager as well as getting to know the customs and way of life in Granada.The families will make them feel part of the family and will play a key role in making this a great experience. A programme has also been put in place for activities outside of school which include a tour of the city and visiting some of the places of interest such as the Science Museum of Granada.
Alex Bryant, CEO of UKHSI was present at the launch meeting for the students:
“It is a delight to see the potential here for students to not only improve their language skills, but to fully integrate into home life and absorb all the culture they can!”