Fylde pupils scrubbed up on their “willkommen” when they greeted German students who enjoyed a 12 day stay with host families.
The seven students were visiting from Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College’s partner school – Realschule Broich in Mülheim an der Ruhr, North Rhine, on the Comenius Programme in Germany,
The trip, organised through the Comenius Programme, enabled the visitors to gain valuable experience of the business world, working in local businesses, Jack’s Bistro, The Dalmeny Hotel, Noblett Surveyors, and Hall Park Primary School.
The teenagers also spent two days at the school on Worsley Road, Ansdell.
Exchange student Jonathan Giese said: “It was a really fun experience working in the primary school.
“I played lots of sport and helped them with their computer lessons.”
Student Tristan Strahler added: “I was working in the kitchen at the hotel and I really enjoyed it.
“I was given a uniform to wear so I felt like one of the staff.”
The aim of the project is to give Fylde students the opportunity to visit Germany and take part in a work placement project in the next academic year.
Sandra Underwood, school link co-ordinator, said: “This project is the first of its kind at LSA and it was a great success.
“Students from our school hosted some of the students and the students from Germany were able to practise their English and us our German.
“Providing our students with these types of international exchanges is a great way for them to learn about other cultures and become more global in their way of thinking.”