Burnley College Sixth Form Centre students explore Barcelona

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Burnley College Sixth Form Centre students explore Barcelona

The cultural city was the destination for second year A Level students studying Geography, Environmental Science and Geology, acompanied by A Level Spanish student Annabel Wilcock to help with translation and improve her language skills.

The students discovered that the Sagrada Familia (one of the main landmarks in Barcelona) is made from a type of rock which can no longer be found in Spain but is seen in a quarry in Chorley, where the students may soon also be visiting.

Trips also included a visit to a dormant volcano in La Garroxta National Park: half of the volcano had been excavated so it was ideal to see the different layers of rock, painting a picture of how the eruption occurred 11,000 years ago. There were also visits to many of the city's famous landmarks, historic and modern, and an appreciation of how the 1992 Olympics had been a catalyst for regeneration, not only in Barcelona but the whole of Catalonia.

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