The Lord Mayor of York, along with Lady Mayoress, Sheriff and Sheriff’s Lady, threw open the doors of the Mansion House in welcome to pupils and staff from Collège du Sacré Coeur in Versailles, France. The pupils and staff are enjoying the 10th Anniversary of an extremely successful link with All Saints Catholic School.
Like All Saints, Collège du Sacré Coeur is a Catholic school with a strong emphasis on the importance of languages and is keen to offer pupils the opportunity to use their classroom language for real and experience life in another country, living with a family.
Jenny Hughes, who set up the exchange, said “ It has been a source of pleasure over the years to see pupils become firm friends with their exchange partners, keeping in touch and organising family visits during the summer. It really confirms my belief in the benefits of exchanges. “
Year 8 and 9 pupils were also in attendance to practise their language skills while getting to know their French counterparts. To celebrate the occasion, a special cake was cut by All Saints Head Teacher, Bill Scriven and shared out among the expectant guests. All Saints pupils embarked on the return journey to Versailles in June, enjoying the opportunity to sample the life and sights of the beautiful town of Versailles.
Bill Scriven, said “ We are grateful to the many pupils and their families, as well as members of staff at All Saints, who have thrown themselves wholeheartedly into the exchange visits over the years and made them such a success. We look forward to seeing our links and friendships with Versailles continue for many years to come.”
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