Framlingham College students hail “incredible” South Africa exchange experience

Framlingham College foreign exchange programme participants - from left to right: Harvey Finbow, Grace Trembath, Julz Flemming, Ross Goodwin, and Luke Pritchard-Barrett.

Framlingham College foreign exchange programme participants - from left to right: Harvey Finbow, Grace Trembath, Julz Flemming, Ross Goodwin, and Luke Pritchard-Barrett.

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A trio of sixth-form students at Framlingham College have hailed their trips to South Africa over the summer with the school’s foreign exchange programme as an ‘incredible experience’.

Grace Trembath, Luke Pritchard-Barrett and Harvey Finbow, all pupils in Year 12, travelled to St Mary’s in Johannesburg, Bishops in Cape Town and Hilton College in Pietermaritzburg, respectively, swapping places with South African students Ross Goodwin and Julz Flemming.

Harvey Finbow said: “The exchange taught us so many life lessons. We were very privileged to experience so much of South Africa that not all we’re lucky enough to be exposed to.

“South African culture was unique and diverse, but this is why so many people loved it.

“Schooling in South Africa was completely different to here at Framlingham. Discipline was stronger and hierarchy held a more important role at the school.

“What all of the exchanges realised, were how dearly the South Africans held sport. School matches attracted huge gatherings.

He added: “South Africa was a real eye opener and all the exchanges enjoyed a wonderful experience.

“We all wish both Ross and Julz all the best with their remaining time on exchange.”