The ASP team are constantly brainstorming ways to support student success, so when a group of Talk Club regulars mentioned wanting to know more about Wales and Welsh culture, the idea to go on tour was born. The Gower Peninsula was the logical choice; it is close to Swansea, is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and makes for a great day out. The decision was made to go to Llangennith, on North Gower. While there, we were able to sample a variety of Welsh dishes courtesy of the King’s Head, while Danielle, a Welsh foodie blogger from Lovely Appetite, spoke about Welsh food and traditions.
Afterwards, G, a former Gower Scout leader and current photographer at Gower Images Works, led us on a guided walk over part of Rhossili Down to the beach.
In addition to practicing speaking and listening to conversational English, students were able to connect with other international students while learning a bit more about Welsh food and traditions. We really lucked out with the weather; the week before rain was forecast for our trip, however, on the day, it was sunny and beautiful.
For anyone who wants to try making a popular local dish, Danielle swears her family’s recipe is the best:
And, since the Welsh cakes were a favourite, why not try making them at home?
If you missed out on the trip, fear not; we are in the process of planning another ASP adventure. Follow us on Twitter to find out more about this and all the ways ASP can help you be as successful as possible.
A big thank you to all the students who came along to Llangennith- it was a lot of fun. Thanks you also to Abi at the King’s Head for creating a special Welsh menu for us, to Danielle for the input and suggestions for the day and to G at Gower Images Works for not only speaking about the local history but for documenting the afternoon as well.