There is no better way of getting to know the real culture of any nation than by staying in peopleâs homes and this is what happens when you take part in the Twinning between Okehampton and Craon
OKEHAMPTON & DISTRICT TWINNING ASSOCIATION
OVER 30 YEARS OF ENTENTE CORDIALE
Okehampton was first twinned with the town of Craon in the Mayenne region of France in 1977 and the shared vision of international understanding between the two towns and their surrounding areas is as strong today as it was at its inception.
The Association is supported by a broad range of people from a wide radius around Okehampton and its surrounding villages. People of all ages - singles, couples and families - take part in the alternate August Bank Holiday visit or hosting as well as the fund-raising and social events through the year.
There is no better way of getting to know the real culture of any nation than by staying in people's homes and this is what happens when you take part in the Twinning between Okehampton and Craon, with many of us making lifelong friends with our French families. It also provides an ideal opportunity for both primary and secondary school pupils to experience French culture with their families.
Whichever side of the Channel we are meeting, there are never any barriers between the young people, who soon take life in their stride and pick up enough "Franglais" to have great fun together. As for the adults - they soon find that good food, the odd glass of wine and a simple French/English dictionary soon overcomes any language barrier! For those who speak French or are learning it in school, it is an ideal way to practise speaking it in real, everyday situations. The perfect way to learn or improve a language!
The fundraising activities throughout the year help you get to know the 'Twinners' and the twinning weekends themselves are packed with fun and entertainment. They always welcome new members and if you think you would like to get involved why not ring Nike Westman 01837 52246 and have a chat,or email her for further information.