Spanish Exchange with Barcelona
March 21, 2012 - April 1, 2012On Wednesday evening, March 21st, 25 SPFHS students anxiously waited in the front of SPF High School, along with teacher Sra. Marie Concepción, for the arrival of the bus that would bring 17 high school students from the Colegio Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona, Spain, to Scotch Plains and Fanwood to live and interact with our students during their 12-day sojurn in the United States. As the bus came into view, the SPF students erupted in cheers, excitedly jumping up and down, and waving hand-made signs of welcome. Both groups of students, who had already established relationships via email and facebook, quickly bonded, and began what was to be an especially unforgettable experience.
SPF student Marc Rosario created the design for the T-shirts that were made for the Barcelona students and their SPF host students. He replicated the design on a door cover to create a grand entrance to Sra. Concepción's room. On the opposite side of the door, students from both groups left messages to each other on Post-it notes. The messages and door cover will be preserved to memorialize the strong bonds and friendships that blossomed through this global experience.