It was an action packed seven days: we visited a number of local businesses that our four Irish ambassaadores had worked in. One of Europe’s most important industrial complex was also visited, Airbus in Toulouse. We enjoyed tours of Narbonne and Carcassonne and learned about Roman and Medieval life in the region. Our students participated in classes in school, visited the Town Hall where the Major hosted a reception, and played a rugby match. There were plenty of opportunities for the Jes students to engage with their French hosts in their homes, to make new friends, and renew old friendships.
Many thanks to our French hosts in Victor Hugo for looking after us so well and to our own students for embracing the opportunity to experience a taste of French life and culture. A very special thanks must go to Mr. Steve Parkinson who has forged such wonderful links with Collége Victor Hugo and for all his work (and there was plenty) in making this wonderful project happen!