WE WENT TO AGUILAR DE CAMPOO
On Tuesday the 20th of May 2014 Caleb, Brooke, Izzy, Marcus, Eddie and I went to Spain along
with Richard, Mary, Helen and Penny.
We left school at 8:45am and travelled to London Stansted Airport by car. It took us over two
hours to reach the airport and Richard went to sleep!!! We went through the security checks and
waited for a couple of hours in the Duty-free Shops. We bought stuff and played on the i-pads in
the electrical shop. We ate our lunch in the airport and got a bit bored.
Our flight was at 1:50pm and we landed in Santander Airport Spain roughly two hours later. We
hung around the train station until our train came at about 5:30pm – 6:00pm. We spent at least
another two hours on the train before we arrived in Aguilar where we were whisked off by our
Each of us was staying with a different family. I was staying with Lucia Calderon. The only problem
was that it was very hard to communicate with her parents because they spoke hardly any English!!! It
didn’t matter to them if I didn’t like the food (which was a great help.)
I met Lucia’s Grandmother and she was really nice. She was very caring and affectionate. She was also
a very good cook!
The Caves of the French People
We visited The Caves of the French People
and they were really creepy. The rocks had
formed shapes, faces and body parts due to
Calcium Carbonate. When water drips down
it forms these scary shapes.
They are called The Caves of the
French People because during a
battle between the Spanish and the
French the Spanish threw the dead
French solders down the only
entrance to the caves in those
times: a hole in the ceiling. More
recently, sheep have fallen down
the hole whilst grazing so they
built a protective wall around the
hole and covered the top with a
grating but it still lets light into the
Weird and Wonderful
There were lots of weird and wonderful things including:
A massive black slug
The class’s Turtle
There are lots of beautiful landscapes in Spain.
There is lots of beautiful
countryside swathed in
flowers and trees. These
pictures show only a few of
the magnificent scenes
that we saw.
There are also
The journey on the way back was much the same though I forgot to mention that both ways we
caught a bus from the airport to the train station in Spain. The only difference was that on the way
back we spent ages drinking very sugary hot chocolate at the train station (Sugar Rush!!!!)and
spending at least two hours at the Santander Duty-free which consisted of a shop and a cafe!!!
The food was OK but they kept giving us Spanish traditional food which we didn’t necessarily like!!!