Showing off resort to German students

Pupils at Mongomery High School in Bispham have been hosting a group of German exchange students from Blackpool's twin town of Bottrop.'Charlotte Bird (right) and her exchange student Sophie Schoenfeld.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'3-7-2013

Pupils at Mongomery High School in Bispham have been hosting a group of German exchange students from Blackpool's twin town of Bottrop.'Charlotte Bird (right) and her exchange student Sophie Schoenfeld. PIC BY ROB LOCK'3-7-2013

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Teenagers from Montgomery High School are showing off the delights of Blackpool to German visitors this week.

The school is taking part in its sixth exchange project with a school from Bottrop - Blackpool’s twin town.

As well as sharing all that is great and good about the Bispham school and the Fylde coast the exchange also allows for Montgomery teens to travel to Germany to take part in an international work experience.

A party of 14 Montgomery pupils, all of whom are studying GCSE German, will be travelling to Bottrop next week, to work in kindergartens, a school, a department store,a theme park and a hospital.

But it’s not all work and no play, the teenagers have been visiting top Blackpool attractions as well as learning about one another’s cultures.

Helen Rowe, teacher of Modern Languages at Montgomery and the programme’s coordinator, said: “This is a unique opportunity for the students involved.

“In an increasingly competitive world of work, to have undertaken work experience in a foreign country is a great credit to the young people involved.”

Montgomery pupil Charlotte Bird said: “As I intend to go into a career in medicine, I think my placement in a hospital will be really useful.”

Her exchange partner, German pupil Sophie Schöenfeld said: “I am really grateful to the family for taking me in. They make me feel very at home in Blackpool.”