Hornsea is twinned with the town of Bouaye in France, near to Nantes. This year we have been invited to participate in a conservation camp which is being held in the grounds of an old Mansion House on the outskirts of the town of Bouaye.I am attaching a copy of the original letter but on reflection I think the original information perhaps lost something in the translation into English. It would certainly be an opportunity for young people to mix with other youngsters of a different nationality and enjoy the adventure. Please see below a copy of the original invitation:- Our party would be met at the airport in Nantes and would be escorted to the appropriate airport in England and the reverse would happen on the return journey. Each participant would be required to fill in a health form and general details Please see below a copy of the original invitation:-
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH VOLUNTEER WORKCAMPAn international youth project is one in which young people meet and commit to a collective project. It is also the opportunity for young people to meet and exchange; to acquire an enriching, intercultural group experience. The stay can be divided into two main periods: (mornings) under the supervision of monitors professionally trained in the environmental field, and a time for relaxation and leisure. The group is also responsible for organizing activities (afternoons) under the supervision of a team of monitors (responsible for the group).The group, in addition to fieldwork, agrees to organise daily tasks such as shopping, meals and leisure time activities (cultural visits etc). Pedagogical Objectives: The aim of this project is to:
- Motivate young people to participate in an environmental project ;
- Enable young people to organize and effect an educational and fun camp ;
- Build exchanges between young people of Bouaye and their counterparts in the twinned towns of Hornsea, England and Lesina, Italy.
- Date :The stay is to last 10 days from Sunday, July 19 to Wednesday, July 29, 2015.
- Contents :
- 7 mornings are scheduled to carry out the project (examples: land clearing prior to the implementation of a cycling path, construction of insect nesting boxes).
- Leisure and cultural activities for the afternoons will be organized by the young people in collaboration with Bouaye Youth Service.
- Enrolment and contact details :
So if you are between the ages of 14 years and 17 years, interested in travel and communicating with both French and Italian youngsters. Please consider this camp; it really is a superb opportunity. If you would like further information please contact Suzanne Keam: mobile 07870 738814 or email: [email protected]. The Twinning Association is also in the process of applying for funding to aid with the transport costs of a return journey to Bouaye.