Spanish Exchange students welcomed to OSFC

9th November 2018 by OSFC. Comments (0)

In late October, students from IES Manuel Gutierrez Aragón in Torrelavega (Cantabria, Spain) spent a week in Oldham as part of OSFC’s Spanish Exchange. During their stay, the students visited local sights, enjoyed a day out in Liverpool, had a welcome by the OSFC Principal, Jayne Clarke, received talks about the educational system in the UK and took part in lessons at OSFC.

The Spanish students also enjoyed a two-day work experience placement at St Thomas CofE Primary School in Werneth, where they assisted the class teachers by offering a range of Spanish tasters and songs. The primary school pupils were also treated to Spanish afternoon led by the exchange students. After finishing their placement at St Thomas’ school, the Mayor of Oldham welcomed the students to the Council’s chambers, where they visited the Parlour and the silverware area. It was an excellent way of celebrating the 22nd Anniversary of the Exchange.

After a fantastic week in Oldham, OSFC’s A Level Spanish students can’t wait to visit Torrelavega early next year.

Find out more about studying Spanish at OSFC at

OSFC student quotes

‘I think the exchange is a great opportunity to meet new people and test your language skills. You learn vocabulary that you wouldn’t normally look at in College. It is a great experience and helps build your confidence.’ Poppy Corbett-Wood

‘The exchange was really fun. From when I met my exchange partner, Javier, we got on well and he enjoyed his visit to Oldham too.’ – Euane Ogwind

‘Hosting was an amazing experience as I was able to understand more about the differences between England and Spain and how the culture differs too.’– Grace Lear

IES Manuel Gutierrez Aragón quotes

 ‘It’s an opportunity to discover a more independent life, meet a family and adapt to a new culture.’ – Jana Ruiz

‘This week has been a really great experience, I’ve learned a lot of things and I’ve enjoyed all the activities. Everyone has been very welcoming.’ – Sergio López

‘This exchange has been very enjoyable, I have been very comfortable and I have met new people.’ – Teresa Lasa

‘Thanks very much for this opportunity, I’ve enjoyed this experience.’ – Helen Márquez

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