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Richard Lander School Welcomes Mechanicsburg Students

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Richard Lander School Welcomes Mechanicsburg Students

This week we have hosted both students and staff from Mechanicsburg Senior high School, Pennsylvania USA. This is the thirteenth year that the exchange has run. So far over 700 students have benefited on both sides of the pond.

This year despite the poor weather everyone has been having a great time. Students have enjoyed visits to Eden, Fowey, Camel Trail and  Lanhydrock House, not to mention surfing in the rain at Perranporth.

At the heart of the programme is the experience of living in each others cultures and communities . Not only have the American students followed a Richard Lander timetable, but they have also discovered what it is to be a teenager in Cornwall.

Some of the greatest challenges that they have faced have included:
tasting Marmite for the first time!
enjoying liquid sunshine and
understanding our quaint terms like cheers!

Mr P Gilbert

Richard Lander School