Twins invited to Olympic Torch Stopover

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”

Summer Work Placements Annecy / Cheltenham

On Monday 4 July, three students from Cheltenham started work in Annecy for four weeks on the summer work placement scheme organised between the two councils.  Two girls worked with the parks and gardens team and one girl worked in the youth information office.  The students stayed in a hostel along with other young peopleContinue reading “Summer Work Placements Annecy / Cheltenham”

Rencontres Europeennes

Two girls from Gloucestershire participated in the Rencontres Europennees – a get together with language learning and sport and creative skills for youngsters aged 14-17 from all ofAnnecy’s twin towns.  It took place in Annecy from 1-16 August.

Visit to Annecy Film Festival and Working Meeting

The Chairman and Twinning Officer have just returned from a brief 2 day visit to Annecy where current and future twinning activities were discussed and planned.  There is a busy flow of exchanges this summer between the 2 towns, with many Annecy students coming to Cheltenham and 2 groups of young musicians going to Annecy,Continue reading “Visit to Annecy Film Festival and Working Meeting”

Cheltenham College Junior Choir Visit to Annecy

The picture below shows the 28 children from the Cheltenham College Junior chapel choir, together with parents and leaders, under the direction of the Head of Music at the College, Peter Mills, at their reception at the Hotel de Ville on Tuesday 5 July. They were in Annecy from 4-8 July and performed a concertContinue reading “Cheltenham College Junior Choir Visit to Annecy”