The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Stuart Davis, recently welcomed a group of German exchange students from Main-Taunus-Kreis, one of Solihull’s twin towns.
The group from Albert-Einstein-Shule, Schwalbach were taking part in the 24th exchange trip with the Sixth Form College, Solihull. Students from Solihull visited their counterparts in November last year.
The students received a personal tour of the Council’s Civic Suite, where they learnt about the town’s history, Mayoral duties, workings of local authorities and also had the opportunity to speak to the Mayor.
The Mayor said: “It was a pleasure to meet the students from our twin town and talk to them about my role and that of local government. They were all eager to learn more about Solihull and its rich history and I was more than happy to share some of my tales with them.
“I was really impressed by their excellent English – which was just as well as my German isn’t very good!”
The meeting with the Mayor was part of a busy social programme for the pupils who saw some of the Midlands’ most famous attractions: the Black Country Museum, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC studios in The Mailbox. The week was topped off in a traditional British manner with a trip to fish and chip shop, The Finest Catch, Shirley.
To find out more about Solihull Sixth Form College and the exchange programmes they operate visit www.solihullsfc.ac.uk/