Pupils fly the flag for Anglo-French relations

Herald Series: Front, from left, with flags are Ladygrove pupils Peter Yeates, 10, and Molly Sexton, 10, and French twin town school visitors Coline Santiago, 10, and Alexandra Reverbel, 10, with the pupils from schools in Didcot and Meylan, France   Picture: OX67783 Front, from left, with flags are Ladygrove pupils Peter Yeates, 10, and Molly Sexton, 10, and French twin town school visitors Coline Santiago, 10, and Alexandra Reverbel, 10, with the pupils from schools in Didcot and Meylan, France Picture: OX67783

PUPILS from England and France flew their flags on a twinning visit in Didcot.

The town’s Ladygrove Park Primary School is hosting a visit from 30 French pupils aged 10 and 11, after a class from Ladygrove visited Bealieres school in Meylan, south-eastern France, in September.

Pupils from France arrived in Didcot yesterday and head home on Saturday.

Alexandra Reverbel, 10, from Meylan, said: “The school in Didcot is very big and the children are very friendly. This is a great experience, we’re very happy.”

Peter Yeates, 10, from Didcot, added: “Children from Meylan and Ladygrove can learn about different countries and cultures, and make friends at the same time.”

Ladygrove Park Primary headteacher David Burrows said: “The exchange visit is a good opportunity for both sets of pupils to improve their language skills.”

The visit was organised with the help of the Didcot-Meylan twinning association.




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8:42am Wed 11 Jun 14

Myron Blatz says...

More foreign students clogging-up Didcot and Oxford then!
More foreign students clogging-up Didcot and Oxford then! Myron Blatz
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12:16pm Wed 11 Jun 14

King Joke says...

I just elbow the bleeders out of the way, once the first couple of rows have been brushed aside the remaining cohort are less obstructive.
I just elbow the bleeders out of the way, once the first couple of rows have been brushed aside the remaining cohort are less obstructive. King Joke
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10:16pm Wed 11 Jun 14

michelr says...

Congrats to the childrens, so young for such a trip yet so much smarter than some adults' comments (?!, lol), and huge thanks to the welcoming families, and to the (poor) accompagnying teachers!
Congrats to the childrens, so young for such a trip yet so much smarter than some adults' comments (?!, lol), and huge thanks to the welcoming families, and to the (poor) accompagnying teachers! michelr
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12:28pm Thu 12 Jun 14

King Joke says...

Fair play to the kids, I did a few of these exchanges when I was at school years ago and they were great.

Really though Michel, I can tell you don't live in Oxford and don't have to do your weekly shop there. Snow-ploughing the endless tides of oblivious teenagers out of the way is the only way it's actually possible to navigate the city centre.
Fair play to the kids, I did a few of these exchanges when I was at school years ago and they were great. Really though Michel, I can tell you don't live in Oxford and don't have to do your weekly shop there. Snow-ploughing the endless tides of oblivious teenagers out of the way is the only way it's actually possible to navigate the city centre. King Joke
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