Blazing Barcelona

Blazing Barcelona


An action packed sports tour of Barcelona was how 33 Year 9 students spent the first week of their Easter holiday.

Students took part in many different activities. On the social side of the tour they visited Europe's biggest theme park Portaventura, toured the Nou Camp stadium - home to FC Barcelona - shopped on the famous Las Ramblas and spent time on the beach and by the pool. 

The tour also included a football experience and a netball experience. Students took part in two training sessions delivered by professional coaches. "They were really put through their paces and got a lot from the experience," said PE teacher and tour leader Mr Rosling.

The Tupton team then got the chance to put their training into practice by taking on local Spanish opposition from Cambrills. The A team narrowly lost their very competitive game 3-2 to a very good side. But goals from Kieron Hinchley and Joe Stanley were not enough. The B team came out winners 4-1 in their game and showed some great skill and determination with Tom Hawkins scoring twice and Jay Slatcher and Dom Heardman completing the tally.

Tupton's footballers also took part in a tournament against the other English touring schools and did really well. The A team won the tournament and the B team came a very respectable third. The coaches awarded Kieron Hinchley the Player of the Week title and Jonno Webb took the accolade for the B team.

The netballers worked really hard during their training session and came up against some high quality opposition from a school from Ascot. They did remarkably well and came second, with Lauren Sharratt catching the eye of the coaches and being awarded Player of the Week.

Mr Rosling said: "We are really proud of the students and how they conducted themselves throughout their time away. We hope that they come back having had a great experience."