Students from Belgium and the Netherlands visit Charles Read Academy in Corby Glen

Visit by Belgian and Dutch students to Charles Read Academy in Corby Glen.
Visit by Belgian and Dutch students to Charles Read Academy in Corby Glen.
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Charles Read Academy in Corby Glen recently welcomed students from Belgium and the Netherlands as part of an international exchange visit funded by the European Council.

The week-long trip gave Charles Read students the opportunity to show their European guests what it is like to live and study in Lincolnshire.

For the last year, the academy has been working with the Groenhove school in Belgium and Dorenweerd College in the Netherlands to set up an environmental project, focused on reducing their ecological footprint. Charles Read students visited both schools in 2014, so now it was their turn to host.

As part of the programme, activities included visits to Lincoln University’s School of Engineering, the Edge Development at Lincolnshire Showground and the Green Britain Centre in Swaffham, Norfolk. Charles Read Academy students were also on hand to provide a guided tour of Lincoln and Cambridge, and tell their peers more about our British heritage.

Sian Revitt, Faculty Leader of Cultural Studies at Charles Read Academy, said: “This project has provided a fantastic opportunity for our students to work with other young people from different countries for a common cause. Our students have been so inspired, they are now looking at ways to implement the things they have learnt at the academy.”

Robert Sloan, Principal of Charles Read Academy, added: “The students have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this project and were delighted to invite our partner schools to the academy. Our students have also had the opportunity to visit schools in Europe, and find out more about their environment, different cultures and ways of life.”