PUPILS from a town secondary school had a great time during a cultural exchange.
Year 9 youngsters from High Tunstall College of Science, in Elwick Road, Hartlepool, were the first participants in a newly-established exchange scheme between Hartlepool and its twin town, Huckelhoven, in Germany.
The visit was a busy, fun-filled experience for all involved as the students and accompanying teachers stayed with German families, who were delighted to receive them.
Gianna Ceserano, the modern foreign languages leader at High Tunstall, said: “As well as spending time sampling lessons in Huckelhoven Grammar School, the students took part in a cultural programme, including visits to Aachen, Dusseldorf and Cologne and in recreational activities such as bowling, swimming and ice-skating.
“The group was also welcomed into the town hall to meet the Mayor.
“Although the sightseeing programme was enjoyed by all, the students unanimously stated that the real highlight of the visit was the experience of staying with families and learning about another way of life.”
The host families are set to have the favour returned when they come to visit High Tunstall next month to experience life in Hartlepool, and England.
The exchange will continue to run each year.