A group of Year 10, 12 and 13 students recently spent a week in France staying with their host families. They were paired with students from our partner school, the Lycée Jules Supervielle in Oloron Sainte Marie. Activities included a visit to the capital city of the Béarn region, Pau, to a local winery and to Fort Du Portalet, the prison where the wartime leader of Vichy France, Maréchal Pétain, was held captive after the war. Time was also spent in school observing and participating in lessons. The French students will come to England for the second leg of the Exchange in March.