European students get a taste for Britain

Students from across Europe have visited Stockton Sixth Form College this week to complete the final part of a unique continental gastro-tourism project

Over 30 students and staff from France, Germany and Slovakia arrived in the North East to start a whistle-stop tour around British cuisine as part of the Comenius programme, an initiative which aims to develop knowledge and understanding of European culture amongst young people.

The visiting students joined counterparts from Stockton Sixth Form to tour a Yorkshire farm, sample The Black Sheep Brewery in Masham and dine out at an award-winning fish and chip restaurant in Whitby.

The group then came together to host a cultural food fayre, each showcasing traditional cuisines from their own countries. Mini-promotional videos were produced along the way to document the final round of the project.

Joanna Bailey, Principal at Stockton Sixth Form College, said: “This fantastic conclusion to the Comenius gastro-tourism project comes after our students visited Germany and Slovakia in recent months on expenses-paid trips.

“The sights they have seen and things they have learnt have broadened their horizons exponentially and provided them with exceptional opportunities to enhance their CVs as they each look to secure their next step.”