Category Archives: Kisumu News

Twins invited to Olympic Torch Stopover

An invitation has been sent to our 5 twin and 2 friendship towns inviting them to come to Cheltenham to take part in the celebrations on Wednesday 23 May when the Olympic torch will come to town. Visitors will be taken to the racecourse to see the staged show and arrival of the Olympic flame. Young people from our twin towns are being encouraged to attend – to promote their city and to participate in a wide range of events with local youngsters, that will be taking place throughout the day.

Kisumu school link

A group of 12 senior students from Balcarras School spent their October half term experiencing life at their Kenyan partner school in Kisumu. This was the first pupil visit to the St Aloy Gem Secondary school where the students spent 5 days getting to know the pupils and staff in a truly life changing experience. Balcarras School hope a return visit to Cheltenham will take place in the spring next year. Photos of the visit can be seen on Balcarras School website.