A GROUP of French students from Solihull’s twin town Cholet were welcomed to the borough by the Lord Mayor.
Visiting students were given the opportunity to speak to the Lord Mayor, Coun Mike Robinson, and received a personal tour of the council’s Civic Suite.
They learnt about the town’s history, Mayoral duties and the workings of local authorities.
During their stay, the group visited local attractions including Cadburys World, Warwick Castle and the Black Country Museum.
Aged between 16 and 19, students were visiting the borough as part of an exchange programme run by Solihull Sixth Form College – which in January saw Solihull students visit France.
Mr Robinson said: “I was very pleased to meet the students from Cholet they all seemed very interested in the mayoral roles of this country compared to those in their own.
“It was a great afternoon perfect for sharing some of Solihull’s historical moments with a group of very nice young people.”
Before students left, The Mayor was presented with a hand embroidered towel – embroidered by students at a sister college in Cholet.