Student exchange scheme with Masnieres discussed

Associates from the Royal Guernsey Mild Infantry Charitable Trust met with St Peter Port constables and Blanchelande academics to go over a scholar trade scheme with Masenieres. Remaining to proper, RGLI trustees Chris Oliver and Sir Richard Collas, St Peter Port constable Zoe Lihou, RGLI memorial rider Martin Proudlove, Blanchelande head of sixth sort Sarah Moores, historical past trainer Mike Elward and St Peter Port douzenier Rosie Henderson. (Photograph by Luke Le Prevost, 30913262)

St Peter Port and Masnieres twinned in 2019, and are hoping to take the next step by involving youthful individuals from both equally locations.

‘2017 marked the 100th anniversary of a important battle in Masnieres, wherever the Royal Guernsey Mild Infantry held the line for the Allies and shed 40% of its gentlemen,’ explained Chris Oliver, chairman of the RGLI Rely on.

‘We mounted a memorial there, and the RGLI experience frequented a few of weeks back, and so for our 3rd stream we required to involve youthful people by means of an exchange scheme for college students in Guernsey and Masnieres to expertise the other.’

Mr Oliver claimed the plan will lead to turning commemoration into tradition. The island representatives will satisfy members of Masnieres education providers and of Jacques Prevet university.

‘It is truly crucial to us to establish the romantic relationship just after the twinning in 2019, as Covid prevented this from going on for the past two years,’ said Mr Oliver.

‘We are really hunting forward to pushing this initiative onwards.’

The group leaves for France subsequent Thursday, and throughout their vacation will also be meeting with regional historians and the Mayor, possessing tours of battlefields and other noteworthy locations which the college students may possibly check out, and most importantly sorting out the logistics for an trade scheme.