March 23, 2009
twinning group makes official visit to Burnham-On-Sea
group of residents from Sedgemoor's twin district in Germany of
Schwalm-Eder-Kreis visited Burnham-On-Sea at the weekend to celebrate
30 years of twinning activities.
visit has been arranged by the Schwalm-Eder-Kreis Twinning Society
on behalf of Sedgemoor under the Presidency of Sedgemoor District
Council, Chairman Dennis Davey.
programme for the visit included visits to BARB (pictured) and
the RNLI in Burnham along with local companies and events hosted
by the town twinning societies from Burnham and Bridgwater.
twinning society is run by volunteers, members of the three German
town twinning organisations in Sedgemoor, together with district
Councillors on behalf of Bridgwater, Burnham and Highbridge and
of its main aims is to encourage the international exchange of
school children between the two districts.
in excess of two thousand young people have experienced an exchange
under the auspices of the twinning association, most usually organised
by the participating schools, although individual support is available,
particularly through one of the three town twinning organisations,
notably for work experience in Germany," said Lorraine Folan,
Sedgemoor's Civic Officer.