Forging friendships with French twins

The group from the Duchess's Community High School in Alnwick pictured during their trip to France.
The group from the Duchess's Community High School in Alnwick pictured during their trip to France.

Students have been helping to foster friendships with their French twins.

A group of 10 from the Duchess’s Community High School spent a week with host families in Anwick’s twin town of Lagny sur Marne, 20 miles east of Paris.

They were accompanied by French teacher Christine Brown and Darren Drummond, from the maths department.

During their stay, they spent two days in school with their French exchange partner and the weekend with their host family.

This year’s programme of activities included a day sightseeing in Paris and the medieval town of Provins, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Staff in the high school’s modern foreign languages department believe that an exchange offers students the ideal opportunity to develop their language skills, develop first-hand knowledge and understanding of French culture and make life-long friends.

Christine said she was very proud of the students, who were excellent ambassadors.