Arklow Municipal District held a reception to welcome a group of 11 students from Ursula Schüle in Würzburg, Germany, on Tuesday last (19 September).
The students are on a return visit to County Wicklow as part of a student exchange programme and are being hosted by Arklow CBS School from Saturday, 17th September until Saturday, 24th September.
Arklow CBS was granted €3,000 from the Arklow Municipal District’s 2022 town twinning fund for a school trip to Würzburg earlier this year. Eleven students and two teachers spent seven days in Wurzburg from 2nd to 9th April on the first leg of their student exchange programme between the two schools.
Speaking at the reception, the Cathaoirleach of Arklow Municipal District, Cllr Pat Kennedy, said he was delighted to welcome the students to Arklow and that he hoped they enjoyed their stay in “our beautiful county”. Cllr Kennedy made a presentation to Elizabeth Battye, who is a teacher at the school, and thanked her for organising the exchange.
The students have a busy itinerary for the week, they will take part in a Walking Tour of Arklow to include the Ormonde Castle, Kynocks’s WW1 trail, Arklow Rock Walk, all led by Jim Rees local Historian. They will also visit Avondale House, the ancestral home of Charles Stewart Parnell; the new Beyond the Trees Tree Top Walk Experience and Glendalough, one of the top attractions in Ireland’s Ancient East.