Spanish trip is no joke for students

STUDENTS learned juggling, beatboxing and acrobatics as part of a comedy exchange programme in Spain.

Great Cornard Upper School sent a group of 24 pupils aged between 14 and 17 to Girona in the Catalan region as part of a project which looks at humour in different cultures.

The group took part in a treasure hunt, visited Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium and had workshops in circus skills during the week, leading up to a public performance of their new found abilities with pupils from the German, Polish and Spanish schools who also took part.

Sue Crawte, head of media studies at Great Cornard Upper School, said: “The students learned so much – it was absolutely fantastic.

“They just didn’t want to come home. When the project started, it was quite difficult to get people to sign up but now they really enjoy it and we have got kids queuing up to get on the trips.”

The project finishes in June next year, when the schools will travel to Poland. Great Cornard Upper School is producing a DVD featuring highlights of the trip.