Calder High sixth formers Chloe Rowntree and Erin Yates were selected to represent the school and Hebden Bridge Twinning Society in a recent project developing friendship links with Paratico in Northern Italy.
Chloe and Erin assisted in the running of a very successful summer school, helping young people develop their English skills through play activities and workshops.
Both students had a fantastic time, describing their visit as "absolutely wonderful!" and their host families as "welcoming, kind and generous".
Both plan to return to Paratico. David Parry, President of the Twinning Society, described the students as "a credit to the school and Hebden Royd and created a very good impression in Paratico".
It is hoped that this project will be the first of many and create other opportunities for young people to participate in a cultural exchange visit.