“You take delight not in a city's seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours.”
― Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
Welcome to Granada
IB Induction trip to Granada is designed as a Learning Event where students will get the chance to develop a relationship with one of the most interesting cities on the Iberian peninsular, Granada. The purpose of the trip is to explore the city as an Area of Knowledge which will, in its variety and diversity, encourage the students to apply multiple understandings to what it can offer them. As a matrix of a number of different cultures, a historical meeting place of different belief systems and as an inspirational place for Spain’s greatest modern poet and dramatist, Federico García Lorca, and one of its greatest composers, Manual de la Falla, the city offers unique learning opportunities for our students. You will be accompanied by teachers from the six IB subject areas and we intend to explore the city through the filters of different ways of knowing.
The trip will also include a hiking trip and overnight along one of the oldest pilgrimage routes in Spain. This will be the first CAS experience for the students and we think it special that they should complete this as a year group accompanied by their teachers. The trip has a strong academic and pedagogical purpose and it is hoped that all students and teachers find this adventure in experiential learning an exciting introduction to the IB diploma program at our school.