Can you help?
This year even more than the usual number of families would like their children to visit Tarporley – the week beginning 20th August.
So at the moment we are particularly looking for extra families to host children coming over from Bohars for that week. If you would like to get involved and host a youngster (ages 12 to 16) in August then please get in touch via the website or phone David Dunning on 01829 781426.
There are prearranged activities for the children every day so your involvement is mostly to provide bed and breakfast and help them improve their English!
Next summer (2017) Tarporley children will be off to Bohars around the same time.
Clemence started out visiting us from Bohars as a youngster and has found longer-term benefits. David Dunning takes up the story:
“Clement came to Tarporley on his first exchange as a 12 year old with his older brother. He couldn’t wait to use his pocket money on the fruit machines at Alton Towers and spent it all, ammassing about 20 cheap lighters. On his next visit 2 years later the money all went in Liverpool football club’s shop.
I had got to know his parents quite well, and when I told them what was hapenning, they simply said that he would learn. Well, he did, got good school results, and was studying a chemistry-based subject at university.
However, when he needed a placement for 10 weeks, he couldn’t find one in France. So he used the confidence he had got from Twinning, and found a 10 week placement working in the chemistry laboratory in Liverpool University, and has landed on his feet getting offers to stay long term in luxury appartments where Liverpool footballers live and, more to the point, getting job offers with multi-national companies.
I feel sure this is just the beginning, but what a start Twinning gave him.”
Come along to the Tarporley Twinning Association’s annual fun quiz night…
Saturday 23rd April 2016
at the Tarporley Scout Hut, Bowmere Road, Tarporley CW6 0BS
7:00pm for 7:30pm
SNACKS BAR PRIZES
Tickets are available from members or from Swaffields.
Over the Bank Holiday at the beginning of May this year a group from Tarporley and nearby villages will travel to France to visit our twin town of Bohars in Brittany. Our French “twins” provide accommodation and organise events from the Saturday evening through to the Monday morning.
The Twinning Association covers Tarporley and all the villages in the surrounding area; generally the same as the “Tarporley Talk” distribution area.
At the end of August 12 teenagers from Tarporley, plus 2 supervisors, travelled to Bohars for a week of activities and cultural exchanges. They stayed with local families and the program included a visit to Ménez-Meur nature reserve, wakeboarding in Saint-Renan, bowling, climbing and zip lining; and swimming in Bertheaume Relecq-Kerhuon.
This month Cheshire Life visited Tarvin and Tarporley, and interviewed Margaret Corlett and Sian Williamson from the Twinning Association.
You can read the full article in the magazine and also on the Cheshire Life website.
Our younger twinners and their leaders will be off to Bohars on the 20th of August for a week of activities. Bon Voyage!