Bingley Grammar School

Sixth Form Spanish Trip

On Wednesday 23rd November, 15 of our Year 12 Spanish students visited Leeds University to enjoy a cultural afternoon.

El ChojinThey had workshops with current Leeds University students on Immigration, racism and multiculturalism and then met and spoke with (in Spanish of course) the famous Spanish rapper El Chojin.

El Chojín is one of the most successful rap musicians in the Spanish-speaking world. Over the course of twenty years, he has released over 15 albums and mix tapes, and performed in Spain, across Latin America, in Equatorial Guinea, and in the UK. He is the author of several books and presenter of a weekly TV programme on hip-hop and urban culture in Spain that is now in its fifth season on Televisión Española. El Chojín is admired particularly on account of his use of rap to raise awareness of and denounce issues such as racism, political corruption, gender violence, and school bullying. He is the current Guinness World Record holder for most syllables rapped in one minute!!

Student report:

'We went on a trip last week to see the Spanish rapper El Chojin and to learn about Spanish culture. We spent time with a university professor who taught us about the history of Spain and then learned about El Chojin and his life. We were then given the chance to ask questions to El Chojin about his childhood, inspirations and opinions. This opportunity to visit a university and to improve our knowledge on A-Level relevant topics was really interesting and useful. If the university offered anything similar again, we would definitely attend.’

Mark Roberts and Maria Parkin, Year 12

 

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