During the February half-term the Art Department took 25 A-Level and GCSE pupils on a cultural trip to Barcelona. The purpose of the visit was for pupils to experience the art and architecture of the city and support artist research for their coursework and exam investigations. The group enjoyed a busy schedule visiting the Picasso Museum, Joan Miro Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art. They also experienced the Gothic Quarter, La Boqueria Market, Barcelona Zoo, Port Vell and Parc Guell, taking in the impressive architecture designed by Antoni Gaudi. They completed their trip by visiting Gaudi’s masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia. The resources and cultural experience gained are invaluable, preparing students for their forthcoming studies.