Earlier in March, the AP Spanish Literature and Culture class took a trip to New York City. As a very small, all-girls class, we had planned an exciting day embracing our Spanish course and left some time for bonding in the streets of Manhattan.
We drove to Trenton to catch a train and arrived at New York around
10 in the morning. We casually walked around until we reached the Repertorio
Español, where we would watch a performance of La Casa de Bernarda Alba. Our teacher, Mrs. Ayers, arranged for our
class to see this play the week after reading it in class, in accordance with
the AP course. The presentation began at 11 o’clock and lasted just about one
hour and thirty minutes, with a follow-up from the director of the play who
asked the audience questions about the presentation.
|The Repertorio, where the class saw the performance.|
We left the Repertorio and walked to the Hillstone restaurant, where we had lunch and discussed the play for a little and then gave our Spanish teacher a gift. The rest of the afternoon was filled with our class’ inside jokes, a mix of shopping, and some getting lost and walking around aimlessly. At 3 o’clock, we decided to take the train back to Trenton, but since we decided very last minute to come back earlier, we ended up missing our train! After this funny experience, we walked around looking for ice cream reflecting on how similar our trip was going to another Spanish poem we had read recently, called Walking Around by Pablo Neruda.
end, we did catch a 4 o’clock train and made it back safely, and our trip to
New York had been a great success. Overall, our small group of girls made
countless memories, strengthening our class bond and friendships, all the while
incorporating our Spanish literature in the streets of New York.
|Jade, her classmates, and Mrs. Ayers in New York.|
~ Jade H. ‘17