April 25 2018
Members of Falkirk District Twinning Association (FDTA) were delighted to welcome 6 students and their Teacher from The English Class from our twin town of Créteil, near Paris. They were given a warm welcome to Falkirk by Cllr Laura Murtagh at Municipal Buildings, Falkirk.
In Falkirk to meet twinning members, improve their language skills and go sight seeing around Falkirk and further afield, a busy programme was planned which met these requirements.
A day of sightseeing and shopping was enjoyed in Edinburgh which was seen at its best in full sunshine and blue skies. Many parcels later, the day was completed with an evening meal at a Chinese restaurant.
A highlight had to be a visit to New Lanark World Heritage Site accompanied by FDTA members. The site is a unique 18th century mill village which recreates a working mill, millworkers’ houses, a school, roof garden and so much more.
The group visited the iconic Kelpies followed by a visit to the historic Callendar House.
Staying centrally at Cladhan Hotel the group was able shop locally in Falkirk Town Centre and it's no surprise that some brought with them an extra suitcase!
Clearly this was a successful visit with new friendships made and existing friendships strengthened. This is the power of twinning!
January 30 2018
The trophy won by the Forth Valley Football Academy under 13 team in last year’s Cristo Cup competition is making its way back to Créteil this week. The competition will again take place in April of this year at the Stade du Sport in Créteil. The Falkirk team will unfortunately not have the opportunity to defend their title or match their amazing achievement in 2017. Falkirk District Twinning Association remains proud and delighted that the talented team were able to demonstrate the skills and ability being successfully nurtured in Scottish youth football.
January 24 2018
A group of adult students who are learning English at the Bureau de Jumelages in Créteil will visit Falkirk District in April. Accompanied by their English teacher Catherine Bettoni, they will arrive in Falkirk on Friday 20th April for their 3 day visit and will take part in a programme of visits and activities organised by Falkirk District Twinning Association. Members of the Association will help and support the group during the visit. The group will depart on Monday 23 April.
Photo shows a group of students from an earlier visit enjoying sunshine in Edinburgh.
January 24 2018
Magda Vorchin, the former Directrice de Jumelage de Créteil has been awarded the ‘Médaille de La Ville’ by Le Maire de Créteil Laurent Cathala.
Our friend and twinning colleague, Magda Vorchin was awarded the ‘Médaille de la Ville’ by Le Maire de Créteil, Laurent Cathala, at a ceremony two weeks ago in Créteil. The prestigious award was given in recognition of her work in the community of Mont-Mesly, a district in Créteil, and also in her role over the last 10 years as Directrice of le Comité de Jumelage, (The Twinning Committee) in Créteil. Many of us have worked on twinning projects over the years with Magda and her passion and enthusiasm for twinning and creating opportunity for people of all ages knows no bounds! To say the award is well deserved, is a genuine understatement. Congratulations and best wishes to Magda from her friends at Falkirk District Twinning Association.
Link to an article about the awards in Le Parisien online