Student exchange scheme with Masnieres discussed

Reps from the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Charitable Belief satisfied with St Peter Port constables and Blanchelande lecturers to talk about a pupil exchange scheme with Masenieres. Still left to proper, RGLI trustees Chris Oliver and Sir Richard Collas, St Peter Port constable Zoe Lihou, RGLI memorial rider Martin Proudlove, Blanchelande head of sixth sort Sarah Moores, history instructor Mike Elward and St Peter Port douzenier Rosie Henderson. (Photo by Luke Le Prevost, 30913262)

St Peter Port and Masnieres twinned in 2019, and are hoping to consider the following move by involving youthful people from both equally places.

‘2017 marked the 100th anniversary of a key struggle in Masnieres, exactly where the Royal Guernsey Gentle Infantry held the line for the Allies and lost 40% of its adult males,’ mentioned Chris Oliver, chairman of the RGLI Have faith in.

‘We mounted a memorial there, and the RGLI experience frequented a couple of months back, and so for our 3rd stream we wanted to entail youthful men and women through an trade plan for pupils in Guernsey and Masnieres to encounter the other.’

Mr Oliver mentioned the scheme will lead to turning commemoration into culture. The island associates will fulfill customers of Masnieres education companies and of Jacques Prevet faculty.

‘It is actually critical to us to establish the marriage right after the twinning in 2019, as Covid prevented this from going on for the earlier two decades,’ claimed Mr Oliver.

‘We are seriously looking ahead to pushing this initiative onwards.’

The team leaves for France next Thursday, and all through their trip will also be meeting with community historians and the Mayor, having tours of battlefields and other noteworthy places which the students may possibly stop by, and most importantly sorting out the logistics for an exchange plan.

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