Six students from the supported learning section at Petroc’s Mid Devon Campus spent two weeks in Chinon, the twin town of Tiverton, on a Petroc Go trip funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme.
The students were welcomed by members of the Chinon Twinning Association, strengthening the link between Chinon and Tiverton.
Whilst in France, the learners carried out work experience with an organisation called ESAT which has a workforce of full-time staff with learning needs. Jobs included the assembly of items used by Air France and packing food.
As well as their days in placement, the group visited a range of catering businesses including a baker and a mushroom grower.
Students got to try a wide range of French food whilst they were there, including snails and pig’s snout. They brought back recipes for some of their favourites and recreated these with the help of Sue Trevelyan at the Exe Café, which parents and staff were able to enjoy at the Celebration Evening.
The most popular of these was Tarte Vigneronne de Chinon which is a sweet apple tart made with the local wine (pictured).