E-twinning becomes physical

Last year Tracey Lanfranchi, French Teacher at the Sir Wlliam Stanier Community School in Crewe, started an e-twinning project with Agnes Pont-Mallet the Head of English at the College Saint-Exupéry in Mâcon. This collaboration lead to a visit to the school by over 70 students from Mâcon. They had a week in our country in March 2013 staying in Birmingham and visiting tourist sites in London, Liverpool, Ironbridge and Chester and, on the 15th, their twin school here in Crewe. The visit to Crewe was coordinated by Rebecca Stubbs, the Director of Community & Partnerships at the school. They were welcomed officially by Margaret Martin the Mayor of Crewe. Several CANTA members joined in the visit and made contact with the staff and pupils from both schools.

After the official welcome French and English students started to mix. The English pupils had been given a helpful guide on possible questions they could ask. Some pupils, on both sides, began rather shyly but it didn't take long before the whole room was buzzing with lively conversation. Not all the students had actually been exchanging e-mails but this didn't seem to matter. CANTA works hard to promote contacts with our twin towns and it was heartening to see such a successful example of twinning in action. Click small images to enlarge.

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