Started with the arrival of the delegations from Este and Bad-Windsheim at Leek bus station
At 11-45pm, where they met with their host families.
Friday 8 th Morning students were transported to Westwood College to attend European workshops and in the afternoon The Debate at SMDC Offices, chaired by Mayor John Fisher and opened by Baroness Susan Williams. Whilst the Italian and German Citizens went to The Black Country Museum for the day.
Saturday 9 th Started with students going to Manchester by train from Macclesfield station. The citizens plus hosts attended a coffee morning at Basford Hall the home of Humphrey and Judy Scott-Moncrieff. A tour of the hall was arranged. Afterwards the citizens were free to spend time in Leek.
Sunday 10 th All Italians and Germans attended the parade to St. Edwards Church, then on to The Nicholson war memorial for the laying of wreaths. After the Royal Salute our foreign guests met at The Red Lion for refreshments. Later they attended a dedication at Ball-Haye Green Recreation Ground, then tea and coffee was made available at The Ball-Haye Green Sports and Social Club
Sunday night was a twinning social event to thank our guests and their host families for their support. The Foxlowe arts centre put on a choice of hot meals and the entertainment was supplied by The Westwood Band.
Monday 11 th Saw the Italians going to Chester for a days shopping and The German Delegation departing from Manchester on their journey home.
Tuesday 12 th we saw The Italians off at Leek Bus Station for their journey home.
A successful well managed weekend was had by all.