School Exchange with Gauting

We have just received 6 young people from our twin town of Gauting.
The Realschule, their secondary school, has renewed their annual visit to allow 6 of their students to have work experiance in the schools around Patchway.
Many thanks to Richard Clark of the Cosmos Academy for organising the placement of the children in the schools.
Stoke Lodge, Callicroft and St Chads Primary Schools took part this year and had two students each.
All splendid news for our local schools as they have all achieved GOOD in the latest round of OFSTED inspections.
The students made a presentation to the Twinning at our AGM and as usual put us all to shame with their command of a second language.
The Association "treated" the students, their teachers and hosts to a dinner in Brookes Cafe, Coniston Community Centre, our thanks to Lee (Chef) and Sue for an excellent dinner.
Of course being in UK they were caught up in the railstrike but managed to negotiate, at some cost, for tickets to get back to Gatwick via London.
Adriana Scipio, the teacher, emailed to say they had a really interesting and educational time and arrived safely at around midnight.
Thank you again to those people who hosted the children and Teachers for the 6 days of the visit.