Brid School students in French exchange

Bridlington School and Sports College students were welcomed in Millau by their French exchange partners. (submitted)
Bridlington School and Sports College students were welcomed in Millau by their French exchange partners. (submitted)

A group of language students spent a week with French families getting to grips with a new culture.

Bridlington School and Sports College’s fourth annual French exchange took place this year from Thursday 20 June, with a group of 24 Year 9 and 10 students travelling to Millau, in the south of France.

French pupils from College Marcel Aymard in Millau came to Bridlington in May.

During the trip students explored the city, went rafting and were even welcomed by the Mayor of Millau. They also spent time at the school and were taken out on a trip with their French exchange families.

Clare Gardiner, head of languages at Bridlington School, said the students had formed strong friendships from the experience.

“We had a big party on the Wednesday night, which was a celebration of the exchange over the year, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house when we left,” she said.

She said: “You really see the massive impact the exchange has on the students, there is language and it opens up a whole new culture. It is an amazing opportunity and we are lucky to have this link with the school.”