Top marks for Spanish behaviour

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Almost 40 Highfields School pupils visited Santander in Spain over the Easter Holidays for a seasonal slice of culture.

The students, aged 14 to 16, visited all the main sights – including Toribio monastery and a trip into the Picos Mountains – as well as enjoying typical Spanish cuisine and dressing up in different themes every night.

But despite all the fun, pupil behaviour was so exemplary the hotel has sent a congratulatory letter to the school praising students for their impressive manners and behaviour.

Organiser of the trip and head of modern languages, Richard Bannister, said: “I am immensely proud of our students, who were a delight to be with. In almost forty years of doing school trips I have received a letter praising our students so highly only a couple of times.”