Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 3:10 p.m.
Eighth graders from South Korea pair up with L'Escale students for the day
Clarence-Rockland played host for a day to a delegation from Boeun City, Republic of Korea, which included the mayor and dignitaries from South Korea, as well as 15 grade eight students.
The exchange day, held on Monday, January 15, included a visit to l’École secondaire catholique L’Escale, followed by winter activities in the Larose Forest. The day will conclude with the signing of a sister-city relations agreement, which will take place at the Clarence-Rockland Municipal Council meeting held on Monday evening.
The 15 grade eight students from South Korea were paired with 15 students from L’Escale, who aided in giving their guests a tour of their school. “Ask as many questions as you want, they might have the same questions for you,” said Claude Deslandes, the vice-principal of the Pavilion of L’Escale for grades seven and eight. “You are all from two different parts of the world, which are very different, and that’s the fun part about this.”
Once the group of students, from here and from South Korea, concluded their tour of the school, they headed over to Larose Forest to get a taste of our winter season. The students ate lunch outside, hung out by a campfire, witnessed dog-sledding and experimented with winter bikes and snowmobiles.