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Erasmus+ Project, Nimes

Five 6th Form students travelled to the French city of Nimes for 6 days in March as part of the Erasmus+ programme accompanied by teachers Mr Patey and Miss Underwood. Morgan, Julija, Bethany, Jemma and Jessica were joined by representatives of schools from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Germany, Poland, Turkey and the hosts, France.

During the week the students were involved in a range of activities which included a visit of the historic cities of Nimes and Montpellier. The students were given a guided tour around several famous monuments which included the Nimes Arena (colosseum) and the Square House. They received information regarding the history of the city dating back to the Roman Empire. They also travelled to Montpellier for the day where they visited Opera Comédie and Saint Pierre Cathedral. 

Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the trip was the ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ on the first night where the students performed a dance in front of a packed hall of over 200 people including teachers, students and the host families. Our students showed extraordinary confidence and received an award for ‘best planned dance’. There was also a ‘Flashmob’ dance which took place at the host school in a small village called Milhaud where all Erasmus+ students and teachers performed a rehearsed dance in front of the school.

The Fulston students delivered a speech on migration to the UK during a conference in front of a large audience. The girls showed tremendous courage and spoke clearly with a focus on both the history and current situation surrounding immigration to the UK. They received a huge round of applauds from everyone in the room. Mr Patey said “Overall it was a very successful trip and the 6th Form students represented both Fulston Manor School and the United Kingdom exceptionally well”.