Pupils from Lycee Paul Cezanne, Aix-en-Provence and their
Friends' hosts during their stay in Northern Ireland.
A GROUP of 19 pupils from the Lycée Paul Cézanne in
Aix-en-Provence swapped the more temperate climate of the South
of France for a week of mixed weather in Lisburn when they
visited Friends' School earlier this month.
The pupils were returning the visit they had had from Friends'
pupils in October and were able to enjoy being reunited with the
friends they had made.
Audrey Zémiro (née Jacob), a former pupil of Friends', is the
contact in France and she was able to share some of her memories
of her time at school during an assembly.
The group then enjoyed a bit of friendly competition at the
Odyssey Bowl before travelling to the North Coast the next day
to see the beauty of the countryside.
The pupils also enjoyed an excursion to Cultra, during which
pupils from both countries were able to participate in workshops
on bread making and weaving.
The exchange finish came to a close with a farewell meal at
Ed's. Once again, the exchange proved to be an enriching and
worthwhile experience and everyone at the school is looking
forward to their next visit to Aix in 2008.