Students Celebrate Christmas with Friends from College La Garrigole, PerpignanStudents Celebrate Christmas with Friends from College La Garrigole, Perpignan

7 Dec 23

In the spirit of global friendship and cultural exchange, students from Ysgol Treffynnon are experiencing the joy of Christmas through a heart warming connection with College La Garrigole in Perpignan, France. This unique collaboration is fostering language skills and creating lasting bonds between the young minds on both sides of the English Channel.

The initiative, born out of a shared interest in language learning, has brought together Year 7 students from both schools. The goal is simple yet profound: Ysgol Treffynnon students want to polish their French, while their counterparts in Perpignan are eager to enhance their English proficiency.

The journey began with initial introductions and greetings in both languages. As the students progress through their academic years, the plan is to continue the correspondence, nurturing their language skills and deepening their cross-cultural understanding.

This week marked a particularly special moment in the friendship, as students eagerly received Christmas cards and gifts from their friends at College La Garrigole. 

Earlier this month, the Year 7 students sent their own Christmas cards across the channel, setting the stage for a delightful exchange of culture and language.

"We are thrilled to witness the enthusiasm and engagement from both sets of students. This initiative goes beyond language learning; it fosters a sense of global citizenship and friendship," expressed Mrs Davies.

The heart warming photos of our students opening the cards and gifts from their French pen pals capture the genuine joy and excitement shared by these young learners. 

The hope is that this unique relationship will continue to flourish, providing invaluable opportunities for students on both sides to refine their language skills and broaden their horizons. The seeds of friendship sown this Christmas are sure to yield a harvest of understanding, compassion, and shared experiences in the years to come.