French students visit Falkirk Campus

French students measure up at Falkirk Campus

French students visit Falkirk Campus

Forth Valley College once again welcomed visitors from a further education college in Eastern France this week.

The architectural students from the Lycée Carriat College in Bourg-en-Bresse were based at the Falkirk Campus from Monday 24 – Thursday 27 April and took part in an architectural survey exercise with the brief to design an overhead pedestrian walkway from the Helix Park over to the Westfield Stadium.

This French college have been making Forth Valley College’s Construction Department one of their first ports of call – over the past ten years - when they bring new students across to see various sites in Scotland.

Now for the first time Forth Valley College Construction students will also accept an invitation to visit France from 26 May till 3 June.

Construction Curriculum Manager Charles Cameron said:

“They have visited us both at Falkirk and the Stirling Campus in the past. It is always a pleasure to see them and share best practice. 

“We arrange collaborative theory and practical work with our lecturer Stephen Stirrat, Stuart Taylor, John Denholm and myself and students from the engineering groups. We also help them with appropriate construction site visits and give advice on local Scottish visitor attractions for their future visits. We are now looking forward to a reciprocal visit and go to France to see how they operate and we can’t wait.”

Alain Darmedru, who is in charge of five different departments at the Lycée Carriat College, and the member of staff who headed this year’s visit, said:

“We were all very pleased with the welcome this year at Forth Valley College. I have enjoyed the visit very much and our students have mixed together very well. The project they worked on was very well thought out and a good challenge.

“The link we have with Forth Valley College is strengthening every year and we are looking forward to Charlie, his colleagues and the students to come over to visit us very soon.”

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