Cultural visit sparks new friendships

Argentinian students with Pocklington School pupils in the Sixth Form Centre

Students learning Spanish gained an insight into life at an Argentinian school when a group of 17 Argentinian students visited Pocklington School as part of a cultural tour of the UK.

Seventeen students and their teachers took time out from a stay in York to spend the day with our Sixth Form Spanish students and 17 Middle School students, most of whom study Spanish, too. They sat in on lessons, had a tour of the campus and joined us for lunch and afternoon tea.

Argentinian students give a presentation to Pocklington School pupilsThe visitors gave entertaining presentations about life in Argentina and their schools in Buenos Aires. They even brought some Argentinian food and drink, which everyone enjoyed sampling. Insta contacts were shared and teacher Wendy Wright was even invited to go and stay with Victoria, one of the Argentinian teachers, in Buenos Aires!

Mrs Wright said: “They spoke amazing English and were genuinely so interested in life here at Pocklington, asking many questions. Our students were such wonderful ambassadors for our school; they engaged brilliantly and there was a real sense of new friendship amongst us all by the end of the afternoon.”

She added: “What a privilege it was to host these inspirational young people, if even for just a short time. We hope many meaningful contacts and links are established as a result.”

Argentinian and Pocklington pupils eat lunch together in the school dining hall