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Nigrán project

Nigrán is situated in the area of Galicia in North Spain. It is located just to the south of Vigo and just north of Baiona.The main attraction of the area resides in its spectacular beaches: Playa America; Playa de Panxon; Playa de Patos; Playa de la Madorra; Playa de Prado; and Playa de le Calita.Nigrán is also noted for some of the best seafood in the world! If you take a trip down to the port of Panxon, you can watch the fishing boats come in with such delicacies such as: squid, chinchos, mussels, shrimp, spider crab, and clam!However, above all this, it is undoubtedly the people who are the most important attraction! They are unbelievably friendly and hospitable and they are eager to share their traditional customs and heritage with visitors to the region.

For the past seven years, St. John’s Catholic Primary School has been involved with the school CEIP Colegio Humberto Juanes in Nigrán. This link between the two schools started with pen-pal letters… and developed into a Cultural Exchange Programme!

Each year, in March/April, children in Year 5 at St. John’s are provided with the opportunity of participating in a Cultural Exchange to Nigrán where they are fully immersed into the life of a Spanish child, by staying (in pairs) with a Spanish family and attending school at CEIP Colegio Humberto Juanes. The following year (in June) when the children are in Year 6, children from CEIP Colegio Humberto Juanes are provided with the opportunity of participating in a Cultural Exchange to Manchester where they are fully immersed into the life of an English child!

Naturally, these Cultural Exchanges also involve parents and staff from both school communities – this involvement is vital for the success of this Cultural Exchange Programme to enable friendship links to be fostered and strengthened between children, parents and staff. Nigrán is a unique place – a visit to this beautiful part of the world really is an experience of a lifetime!

 

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