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A group of Spanish students who visited The Arnewood School in New Milton.

More than 30 Spanish students have visited The Arnewood School in New Milton – the first foreign exchange since the pandemic.

The Year 7 students from Colegio Ntra Sra de los Infantes in Toledo – the oldest school in Spain that dates from the 6th century – spent three days at Arnewood and stayed with pupils’ families.

The visitors were shown around the school and the town and went to lessons in music, drama, science, textiles, art and English.

During a history lesson the Spaniards took part in a re-enactment of a slice of English history they knew nothing about – The Battle of Hastings.

They also joined in a quiz, had afternoon tea with scones and were given certificates at a graduation ceremony.

Headteacher, Nigel Pressnell, said: “It has been lovely seeing our students interacting with visitors and acting so responsibly as hosts.

“Our visitors really enjoyed their time here and understand a bit more about our culture and picked up some useful English.

“It is great to have exchanges back again after the pandemic and we look forward to many more.

“They really are useful experiences for everyone involved and help the understanding of different cultures.”



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