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African students get Beccles tour

PUBLISHED: 14:59 09 July 2010 | UPDATED: 09:53 01 August 2010

KENYAN students on an exchange trip with the Sir John Leman High School in Beccles met the town mayor while out and about this week.

The school is currently hosting students from the Port Reitz School in Mombasa and the Alliance Girls and Boys schools in Nairobi after visiting them last year.

KENYAN students on an exchange trip with the Sir John Leman High School in Beccles met the town mayor while out and about this week.

The school is currently hosting students from the Port Reitz School in Mombasa and the Alliance Girls and Boys schools in Nairobi after visiting them last year.

The students went to the Town Hall on Tuesday where they met mayor Brian Taylor and deputy mayor Alan Thwaites. They were told about the history of Beccles and the mayor's role in the town.

The students then climbed to the top of St Michael's Church's bell tower, where they enjoyed the panoramic view of Beccles and were told about its history.

They finished the day by looking inside St Michael's Church.

Terry Goodwin, one of the leaders of the exchange, said that the Kenyan students enjoyed learning about the culture of Beccles as well as the “pomp and ceremony” of mayoral duties.

The students, who will be in Beccles for the next couple of weeks, visited Albert Pye Primary School on Wednesday.

The visitors are pictured in the Town Hall.

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