St Peter Port and Masnieres twinned in 2019, and are hoping to choose the upcoming phase by involving young people from the two places.
‘2017 marked the 100th anniversary of a important fight in Masnieres, where by the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry held the line for the Allies and lost 40% of its adult men,’ said Chris Oliver, chairman of the RGLI Have confidence in.
‘We put in a memorial there, and the RGLI experience frequented a couple of weeks back, and so for our third stream we needed to involve younger persons by an exchange plan for pupils in Guernsey and Masnieres to practical experience the other.’
Mr Oliver said the scheme will add to turning commemoration into lifestyle. The island associates will meet members of Masnieres instruction products and services and of Jacques Prevet university.
‘It is truly crucial to us to set up the partnership just after the twinning in 2019, as Covid prevented this from taking place for the earlier two a long time,’ reported Mr Oliver.
‘We are seriously looking ahead to pushing this initiative onwards.’
The group leaves for France next Thursday, and in the course of their trip will also be assembly with local historians and the Mayor, obtaining tours of battlefields and other noteworthy locations which the learners might stop by, and most importantly sorting out the logistics for an exchange scheme.
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