7th April 16
Year 8 students enjoyed a day trip to Valencia during the week leading up to the ‘Fallas’. The excursion included visits to ‘El Museo de Ninot’, (The ‘Fallas’ Museum), ‘La Lonja de la Seda y Consulado del Mar’ and ‘El Mercado Central de la ciudad de Valencia’ (Central Market).
Throughout the day there were parades involving people dressed in traditional ‘Falleros’ costume; the women in beautiful dresses and the men in colourful brocade waistcoats. The pupils also got to see many of the actual ‘Fallas’ which were already in place around the centre of Valencia. At 2 o’clock they witnessed the spectacular and very loud ‘Mascleta’.
A great day was had by Year 8.