Wortham and Burgate Twinning Association
Twinned with Hédé-Bazouges in Brittany France
What is ‘Twinning'?
We are a membership organisation, which aims to promote international understanding and friendships and a wider appreciation of France.
What does the Twinning do?
In support of our aims, we organise regular visits to Hédé and host regular visits from Hédé to us. We actively encourage young people to become involved;promote links between appropriate schools, clubs and other relevant organisations; facilitate French language learning where possible; organise a range of social events that both raise funds and ensure that members can meet each other.
We try to cover a range of activities so that everyone can get involved. These have included a ceilidh, a garden party, a gourmet supper, a jazz night, wine tasting and an antiques evening.
There is a visit each year - one year Wortham to Hédé and the next Hédé to Wortham. Each visit is usually for a long weekend (3 or 4 nights) and allows time to be spent with host families as well as group activities and outings. Activities when a French group have been here have included days out in Cambridge, Norwich and Bury St Edmunds and less formal shared meals, trips to the seaside or the pub. The weekend usually ends with a meal at the Village Hall.
Although not everyone is able to host visitors or goes on the visits to France, everyone can join in these social activities.
Visits to Hédé are lively affairs
and the opportunity to stay with a French family is not to be missed. They also organise a mix of outings as well as time with the host families.
In order to make it possible for families to go to France without costs becoming too high, the Twinning aims to subsidise the cost of travel for children under the age of 16.