Mayor hosts twin-town students
Evening Star, Monday, May 24, 2010/www.eveningstar.co.uk.
Mayor hosts breakfast for twin students
FELIXSTOWE: Children from Felixstowe's twin town Wesel are enjoying the first student exchange trip between the towns for several years. Visits for pupils became difficult because of criminal records bureau checks costs and procedures. Now the Felixstowe-Wesel Association has found a way round the legislation - encouraging the schools to use youth hostels instead of staying with families so that friendships can still be built.
A party of 26 youngsters from the Konrad-Duden school in Wesel are currently visiting as part of a partnership arrangement with Orwell High School. Mayor of Felixstowe Jon Garfield entertained the youngsters from Germany to breakfast at the Town Hall.
German visit. Students from Orwell High will go to Germany in the summer. The Felixstowe-Wesel Association is co-ordinating a busy programme of events this year.