New Zealand passes through Tarbes

New Zealand passes through Tarbes

In the presence of Roger Vincent Calatayud, Assistant for Culture and External Relations, students from Palmerston High School in New Zealand were welcomed to Tarbes City Hall.

And they didn't arrive empty-handed. To thank the city council, the students performed the high school haka. A beautiful tradition.

As part of their trip to France, the young New Zealanders began their trip in Tarbes, staying with families of Théophile Gautier High School students.

“It all started in 2009 at Desaix College with a letter correspondence between Tarbes and New Zealand students,” says Helen Francis, an English teacher at Théophile Gautier High School. “We will have to wait until 2011 for the French and New Zealand youngsters to meet thanks to the first exchanges with Vic High School. Exchanges that were repeated every three years until they resumed only this year and Théophile Gauthier High School took over.”

A unique experience for those New Zealanders who take the French DAF (International Diploma), each with different levels.

“For three weeks, we will explore Tarbes and other wonderful places like the castles of the Loire and Paris before ending our trip in Arras,” says Christina Belton, French teacher at Palmerston High School. “The students are very excited about this adventure. This trip is there to help them discover French culture, history and daily life. The families of Tarbes are a great help in this.”

A new welcome from Tarbes once again proves the openness of Théophile Gautier High School and, more broadly, Tarbes to the world.

READ  BlackJack Bonus: Intended for newcomers and professionals

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *