College welcomes Norwegian guests

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STUDENTS from a Scarborough college have forged links with international counterparts from Norway thanks to a successful exchange.

Scarborough Sixth Form College welcomed 63 students from Fyllingsdalen Videregaende School, in Bergen, who were given the opportunity to take part in a number of lessons including Business Studies, Media, Sociology, Geology, Physics and Psychology.

The Scandinavians were welcomed by vice-principal Rowan Johnson who gave a short talk on the British education system and the college’s role, before giving the visitors a tour of its facilities and hosting a range of sports activities organised by current student sports leaders.

Their visit - alongside teachers Heine Askeland, Linn Svardal Gunnerod and Anders Haagensli - formed part of a trip co-ordinated by educational organisation Club England which also included guided tours of York, Goathland, Castle Howard and the North York Moors.

Patrick Argent, a tutor at the college organised the visit, and said he believed it had been a beneficial move.

He said: “Both the Norwegian students and teachers were interested to see how British students learn with first-hand experience of a college in this country. Attending lessons also gave them very valuable practice in speaking English.”

Norwegian student Leonard Harkestad 16, said the visit had revealed the college mirrored many educational traits as in their homeland, we enjoyed our visit.”