Chipping Sodbury families enjoy their French connection

June 30 2015

NEARLY 40 visitors from the French town of Cesson travelled by air and sea to enjoy a weekend with Chipping Sodbury families.

NEARLY 40 visitors from the French town of Cesson travelled by air and sea to enjoy a weekend with Chipping Sodbury families.
The event was the latest celebration of the long-standing relationship between the two towns, which have been formally twinned for 36 years.
Among the party from Cesson – which lies south-east of Paris – were some visitors who had never previously been to Chipping Sodbury. Meanwhile some new host families signed up to help accommodate the guests.
In response to feedback from previous exchange trips, the weekend schedule included more free time to allow everyone to get to know each other better.
But there were still a number of organised events, including a hog roast at the Lamb Inn, Iron Acton, with musical entertainment and a quiz.
Young visitors checked out the Armadillo youth café in Yate, a guided walk around Chipping Sodbury was laid on and the group also enjoyed a visit to Cardiff.
Anyone interested in the twinning link can get more information from the www.sdtwinning.org.uk website.