By James Warren • 06 November 2019 • 14:58
EXCHANGE: Torrox welcomes German students. Source: Facebook / Ayto. De Torrox
THE Jorge Guillén Secondary School has welcomed a group of German exchange students on Tuesday as part of its annual cultural exchange program.
The 22 students, from the Hittorf-Gymnasium in Recklinghausen, Germany, were welcomed by first deputy mayor and education councillor, María de los Ángeles Ruiz Gálvez at the entrance to the Torrox town hall before taking them on a sight seeing tour of the town.
The Jorge Guillén Secondary School in Torrox and Hittorf-Gymnasium in Recklinghausen have signed a two year deal to exchange students as part of the Erasmus+ program so that students from both nationalities can experience different European cultures, focussing on healthy living and language.
“Our firm commitment of the municipal corporation to education and languages allows our young Jorge Guillén to live a very enriching experience.” Explained Ruiz Gálvez.
The German students made the first trip across, with Torrox’s children making the trip over to Germany in the coming weeks.
During the tour of the town, the mayor gave the German students traditional gifts representing the culture of Torrox, with the idea of “taking the best possible souvenir from our town home and to possibly return on another occasion with their family and friends.”
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