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Visitors from our twin town in France

Students from Boston's twin town in France, Laval, finished off their "marvellous" month's stay with a VIP visit to the borough's council chamber as guests of the Mayor of Boston.

The students were given a close-up viewing of the borough's famous gold and silver regalia, normally hidden from view behind special security systems in the Council Chamber. They had chance to take photos.

They were at the end of their four-week visit to Boston where they have been working at local host companies gaining experience of service and hospitality businesses. Five visited Boston with day trips to Skegness and Lincoln.

Host firms were Oldrids, Boots, Dorothy Perkins, White Hart and Country Gourmet.

Boston celebrates its 56th year of being twinned with Laval and has played host to visiting students for the past few years. Whilst here on their visit they are accommodated by Boston College.

Mrs Solange Bruneau-Frileux, president of the Laval-Boston twinning association thanked the Mayor and presented him with a gift of produce from their region and praised the host businesses and the college for taking care of the teenagers whilst here on their stay.

She said: "They have had a brilliant time, and this is always such a great experience for our students, it helps build their self-confidence and gives them more understanding of the English language."

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Visiting students with Boston Mayor Cllr Paul Kenny and representatives of some of Boston's host businesses. Pictured second from left is Ian Clayton of the International Links Committee, who helps arrange annual exchange visits between the twin towns