BRIDGWATER COLLEGE FILM AND MEDIA STUDENTS VISIT HUNGARY
It was only a year or so back that we started to develop links with Hungary. This came about through a meeting with Hungarian councillor and turkey magnate Nemeth Zsolt from the town of Sarvar at the Uherske Hradiste wine festival. He introduced us to school teacher Kovacs Beata from the Tinodi Sebestian High school and thereafter the links simply flowed.
Well, Kovacs Beata is like saying Smedley Brian, but the Hungarians seem to like things that way round, so this year I got Media teachers Hughes Vanessa, Woods Laura and De Francesca Mino to take College Bridgwater over there with 33 eager students.
UNE BONNE WEEKEND AVEC LE GANG IN BRIDGWATER SUR MER
No-one quite knows why Bridgwater is twinned with the elegant Mediteranean yachting resort of La Ciotat - but thanks to whoever did that 55 years ago. Last year we kick started the link with a joint Anglo-Czech football invasion - successfully losing every game, and this year we took a multitude of choirs from the Bridgwater area to link up with a choir from La Ciotat.
HUNGARIANS VISIT BRIDGWATER FAIR
Sarvar is the Hungarian twin town of Uherske Hradiste which is the Czech twin town of Bridgwater. Which has an annual Fair second only in bigness to the very very big Nottingham Goose Fair. But only geese are allowed to go to that one. So the Hungarians came to Bridgwater.
CZECH CIVIL ENGINEERS SURVEY LONDON
If the Ceske Budejovice School for Civil Engineers had asked us to organise a programme in Somerset we could have shown them the collapsed wall at West Quay in Bridgwater and explained exactly why it has still not been rebuilt after almost a year and they could have witnessed four different agencies fighting desperately to deny their own responsibility for the collapse in the first place. But they didn't. They wanted to see London.
PRAGUE STUDENTS TOUR WALES
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll... is one of our less popular travel locations. Not just because half the holiday is spent driving past the signpost, but because there's so many other things to do in Wales that groups often don't get round to it. But on a rainy day on Anglesey what else is there to do - when the Electric mountain is fully booked, the National Slate museum is oversubscribed and the Holyhead to Dublin ferry has just left.
20th Anniversary Celebrated in Prague & U.H .
Twenty years ago this year we started the Bridgwater Czech Slovak link with an official twinning between Bridgwater and Uherske Hradiste. Ten years ago we celebrated a decade of links and now it's twenty. Oh how time flies.