A GROUP of 24 students from Mülheim in north west Germany, along with two teachers, recently enjoyed a week-long visit to Lyme Regis, staying at The Hub.
As part of an English language trip, the students, all aged 14, visited major attractions in London, including the Globe Theatre, British Museum and Tower of London, before travelling down to Lyme Regis for a week at the seaside.
During their stay, the school party took part in a fossil-hunting trip along the Jurassic Coast and a milling demonstration at the Town Mill.
They also visited Charmouth, enjoyed the riverside walk between Lyme and Uplyme and attended an Arabian Nights-theme storytelling evening, held at the Masonic Hall in aid of Uplyme Community Sponsorship Scheme, which is hoping to resettle a Syrian refugee family in the local area.
Teachers said their visit to Lyme Regis was made possible thanks to affordable accommodation facilities at The Hub in Church Street, where they camped in the main hall and made use of the kitchen facilities downstairs.
The Hub was also able to continue its weekly programme of community events during the students’ stay, including youth club nights, classes and activities hosted by local organisations, including musical charity B Sharp, which some of the visiting students enjoyed joining in with.
The visiting party said they received a warm welcome in Lyme Regis and the trip gave them plenty of opportunities to practise their language skills.
They are now hoping to make it an annual event. For more details about hiring The Hub, visit www.hublyme.co.uk/