French students explore English learning during visit to Crawley

French students in Crawley SUS-140503-154216001
French students in Crawley SUS-140503-154216001

A group of French students studying health and social care subjects spent a morning at Central Sussex College’s Crawley campus where they met up with their English counterparts.

The 40-strong group, who hail from Lycée Haute Follis, in Laval, western France, visited the college on February 27 as part of a trip to examine the similarities and differences between the two countries.

They were particularly looking at the course workload, and the variety of careers that students who study health and social care at an FE college in the UK will be able to pursue once they qualify.

During their morning at the college, the students played ice breaker games, before the Crawley-based students set up interactive learning ‘market stalls’, where the visitors were able to take part in practical assessments of health and wellbeing, food groups and diet, theories of learning, plus games including word searches and quizzes.

Sara Stanton, programme area manager for care, said: “During their week in the UK, the group also visited the Freud Museum in London, St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum, the Royal College of Physicians Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Florence Nightingale Museum, so the opportunity to meet with other young people in a college setting, and find out more about their college studies was vital.”