FARMINGTON — Eight Mt Blue High School students and their three chaperones will travel to France for 10 days in March. Students will have the unique opportunity to experience life in France by staying with host families in Laval.
While in France they will visit schools and see historical sites such as Versailles Palace and Mont St-Michel. “This is a great opportunity for our students to explore another culture,” said Haszko.
The trip is the result of a partnership between Ruth Haszko, world language teacher at Mt. Blue High School, and Agnès Fouché, English teacher at Collège F. Puech in Laval. Last spring Fouché travelled to Farmington with a group of her students and they stayed with local families.
Mt. Blue students have raised money for their trip through raffle ticket sales, bottle drive, kids’ night out and raking leaves. Farmington Rotary has provided a $500 donation toward the students’ trip expenses.
“All students will be staying with host families in France, which helps adds to the students’ overall experience and, of course, helps keeps cost down,” said Haszko. “However, the travel expenses are a big hurdle for some families,” she added.
If interested in financially supporting the educational opportunity, further donations are welcome. Checks should be payable to Mt. Blue HS France Trip and mailed to Ruth Haszko, ℅ Mt. Blue HS, 129 Seamon Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.