Students from Balbriggan Community College to Visit St. Wendel

March 2, 2012 0

Students of Balbriggan Community College have been busy preparing for a return visit to St. Wendel, Germany on a school exchange visit. Fourteen students accompanied by two teachers are heading away on Monday 5th March 2012 for a four day visit to stay with host families and attend school during their stay.

Cathaoirleach of Balbriggan Town Council, Councillor Grainne Maguire called into Balbriggan Community College on Thursday last to wish the students well on their journey.

Balbriggan Town Council signed a partnership arrangement with the town of St. Wendel, Saarland in 2008 which has resulted in various exchanges between both towns. Cathaoirelach of the Town Council, Councillor Grainne Maguire stated “The school exchange is a key part of the Town Councils vision for the partnership and we are delighted to be able to support these exchanges which will forge stronger links between both towns.

This will be the second visit to St. Wendel by students from Balbriggan Community College. I know that the last group of students stayed in a youth hostel and this time they will stay with host families which is a great development in the relationship. Balbriggan also played host to a large number of students and teachers from St. Wendel last October. I have no doubt the students will be wonderful ambassadors for Balbriggan and I wish them well on their visit and hope they make lasting friendships in St. Wendel”.