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Academy pupils on exchange visit to France

Miss Kirk and Miss Mazzoleni with the pupils who are taking part in the exchange visit to France

Miss Kirk and Miss Mazzoleni with the pupils who are taking part in the exchange visit to France

A group of 12 pupils and three members of staff from Peterhead Academy are currently in France as part of an exchange programme.

The group are visiting Macon, a small city in central France, through the Comenius Fund of the European Union Lifelong Learning Programme.

The school has taken part in the annual programme since 1995 through in the Solidarity and Volunteering through Education project (SAVE).

While in France, the group will learn about the local school and charities they support as well as learning about the different cultural issues in France and visits to Leon and Annecy.

The group left on Monday, March 31 and their visit coincides with the French school’s International Week so they plan to host a charity concert and ceilidh.

Group members volunteered to take part in the exchange, but they don’t have to worry about a language barrier as most of the trip will be translated into English.

Speaking before the trip, teacher Miss Kirk said: “We are looking forward to it, a couple of the pupils took part last year and wanted to go again.”

Last year a group of six pupils and two staff took part in the programme but visited France in June.

After the group get back on Saturday, April 5 they will put a letter around the whole school asking for unwanted clothes they can give to charity for them to sell on and raise funds.

 

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