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French students get a taste of the retail sector during visit to Bury St Edmunds

Lesley Pullen with student Rebecca Muzaliwa at Savers in Bury St Edmunds ANL-160405-123005001
Lesley Pullen with student Rebecca Muzaliwa at Savers in Bury St Edmunds ANL-160405-123005001

Three students from les Lycèe Mireille Grenet, in Compiègne, France undertook work placements at Palmers, Savers and Waitrose during an educational twinning visit to Bury St Edmunds.

Madam Nghiem-Xuan, the teacher in charge of the students from the Commercial Studies at les Lycèe, said, “All the students have received a wonderful and positive life changing experience.

“I would like thank the stores for taking Erika, Florian and Rebecca. Their personal objectives of comparing and understanding the differences of retail stores were reached.

“However, each of the students appreciate the importance to further develop their language skills.”

Whilst here Madam Nghiem-Xuan and Peter Gaskin, Committee Member of Friends of Compiègne, visited the British Language School and West Suffolk College to explore future collaborative work between the towns’ students.

Final preparations for a further two day return visit in June with all the Business and Trade Studies students at the Faculty for Commerce at les Lycèe Mireille Grenet were also concluded during the visit.

“We are really grateful for the support of Palmers, Savers and Waitrose”, said Mr Gaskin.

“Without the support from Giselle Roadley-Battin (Palmers), Marcus Hamill and Lesley Pullen (Savers) and Karen Clarke (Waitrose) this opportunity to develop this type of twinning project could not have happened.

“Once we have undertaken a thorough review we hope to be able to develop this type of project with les Amis du Bury St Edmunds and will be able to send students from Bury St Edmunds to Compiègne.”


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