Measuring up for French students

French visit to Falkirk Campus

Measuring up for French students

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

The 15 architectural students and two lecturers from the Lycée Carriat College in Bourg-en-Bresse were treated to a tour of the Falkirk Campus and took part in a civil engineering and land surveying practical exercise on Thursday 26 April.

This French college have been making Forth Valley College’s Construction Department one of their first ports of call – over the past 11 years - when they bring new students across to see various sites in Scotland. And last year (2017) a party of Forth Valley College paid a reciprocal trip to France to visit the Lycée Carriat College.

This year the French students also visited: The Kelpies, The Falkirk Wheel and Calendar House in Falkirk.

Construction Curriculum Manager Charles Cameron said: “It is always a pleasure to see our friends from Lycée Carriat College and share best practice. 

“We arrange collaborative theory and practical work with our lecturer Stephen Stirrat, 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 look forward to building on this relationship even more in the future.”

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