Cheltenham Twinning Association has a pot of funding worth £9,000 to support young people taking part in twinning activities with our twin and friendship towns and we are now inviting applications to this fund. We would like to inspire groups of young people from school year 6, up to 25 years of age, to takeContinue reading “Funds for twinning!”
An invitation has been sent to our 5 twin and 2 friendship towns inviting them to come to Cheltenham to take part in the celebrations on Wednesday 23 May when the Olympic torch will come to town. Visitors will be taken to the racecourse to see the staged show and arrival of the Olympic flame.Continue reading “Twins invited to Olympic Torch Stopover”
A group of 12 senior students from Balcarras School spent their October half term experiencing life at their Kenyan partner school in Kisumu. This was the first pupil visit to the St Aloy Gem Secondary school where the students spent 5 days getting to know the pupils and staff in a truly life changing experience.Continue reading “Kisumu school link”
Cheltenham Pennsylvania have requested a link for their Auxiliary Police group with a similar group in Cheltenham UK. The Auxiliary police are specially trained volunteers who assist regular police with crowd control at special events or traffic control at accident scenes. They have been put into contact with our Police Special Constabulary.
If you are reading this, then the new Twinning Association website was successfully launched on 19 October! We hope you enjoy looking at these posts, where we will endeavour to keep you up-to-date with the latest twinning news and forthcoming events. We also look forward to receiving your comments and input. Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheltenham Borough Council together with the Weihai Link, is exploring the possibility of a visit to Weihai next April 2012 and combining it with visits to Beijing and Shanghai/Xian or Hong Kong. The visit is open to anyone who is interested in visiting our twin town and the trip would be fully self-funded. Various itinerary options andContinue reading “Proposed visit to Weihai 2012”
A get together will be held on Wednesday 19 October for all participants in the 60th anniversary visit to Göttingen that took place in August this summer. Bring photos and CDs to share and come along and meet up with friends again. Youngsters who took part in the International Youth for Peace camp in TorunContinue reading “60th Anniversary Visit Reunion”
From Monday 17 to Tuesday 25 October, 30 youngsters from Göttingen will be in Cheltenham on the youth sport exchange. They are all staying with local families and will be participating in a programme of sporting activities and sight seeing excursions with trips to London, Gloucester, Clearwell caves and Oxford planned.
The quiz evening held at the Little Owl on 30 September raised a fantastic £201 for the Twinning Association to help young people participate in international events. Thanks to our challenging quiz master and everyone who came along and supported the event.
At the end of a busy week in Göttingen, the Mayor accompanied by the Twinning Officer made their way from Göttingen to Annecy for the annual fete du lac on Saturday 6 August. They were joined in Annecy by the council’s head of finance and healthy communities manager who made contacts and saw first hand the facilitiesContinue reading “Fete du Lac in Annecy”