Trinity Anglican College is looking forward to hosting students from Collège Edgar Quinet in Saintes, France in February following the resounding successful tour of France by 16 intrepid Trinity travellers in Term 4, 2016.
Trinity students enjoyed the French way of life for a three week stay leading up to Christmas and are keen to reciprocate the hospitality they were shown. The students attended school in France – the school day is 8am-5pm – and explored the region with their homestay families.
They were welcomed to the town of Saintes with a guided tour (Gallo-Roman features galore including a roman amphitheatre), welcomed by the Mayor and Council and presented with Saintes kitbags.
The Australia v France soccer match on the playground was a great occasion and our students were a big drawcard at local markets where they repeatedly sang “A Home Among the Gum Trees” to assist their hosts in fundraising for the return exchange in February.
When the French students arrive, they will be treated to a trip to the High Country, Canberra and the War Memorial, Wonga Wetlands and have the chance to see sheep dogs in action and enjoy an Australian bush dance.