French students visit twin school

PUPILS from Ilkeston’s twin town, Chalons-en-Champagne, visited their counterparts at the Ormiston Ilkeston Academy this week.

Year nine students took part in activities at the academy including working with some year ten students, a tour of the school, a visit to the library and a chat with local artist Rachel Carter.

After lunch pupils explored the town centre and Erewash museum.

Maria, a year nine student from the French twin town, said: “Students at the academy have been so friendly, I have really enjoyed visiting such a lovely town.”