French exchange students get a taste of life in England during a week in the Deepings
Mayor of Market Deeping Wayne Lester welcomes LEC students from France to the Deepings
Deepings families welcomed the 30 French students and two teachers for a week between July 20 and 27.
The students came from LEC, which is a language school based in Paris and which encourages students to speak English by arranging trips around the world including Market Deeping.
During their stay the students attended classes in the Deepings Community Centre, in order to apply to some prestigious Universities in France and abroad.
They had six hours of classes per day: they debated, did translations, worked on journalistic texts and studied literature.
Teachers told them about the education and justice systems in the UK.
They talked about English festivals, Brexit issues and Pokemon Go.
The group were welcomed to the town by Market Deeping’s Mayor Wayne Lester, who said he hoped they would make the most of the opportunities they had been given.
The host families were very welcoming. Some of them took the students on a walk around Market Deeping and other local towns, as well as going to pubs and restaurants. Some watched cricket, and others visited the annual beer festival.
Laura, one of the French visitors said: “It was a wonderful trip in a lovely place.”
They visited Cambridge and some of the colleges including King’s, Queen’s and Trinity Colleges which are part of Cambridge University.
They also toured the city and enjoyed punting. Moreover, they were lucky to have the sun, some joked that they had brought the good weather with them.
There will be another French group arriving on August 17, who will be staying for just over a week until August 29.
If you would like to provide accommodation for one or two members of this group, call Janine, the local organiser on 07792325729 or e-mail email@example.com.
Payment will be made to each family at the end of their stay.