Young People & Twinning

One of the main aims of the association is to increase the number of young people who participate in and benefit from twinning activities with all our twin towns.

There are many exchanges which offer students a chance to practice a foreign language as well as an opportunity to see life in a different country.

A wide range of youth groups in all the twin towns would welcome contact with clubs in Cheltenham, particularly sports clubs. If you are a member  or a leader of any type of club for young people and would like to make a link with a similar club, do contact us at twinning@cheltenham.gov.uk

Opportunities for young people
Work placements – every year there is an opportunity for 2 students aged 18+ to work in Annecy for four weeks as part of a scheme operated between the two councils. The work is paid and accommodation is provided. Students must have a good knowledge of French. If you are interested, please send a CV to the email below.

Göttingen youth sports group always come to Cheltenham in October for a week and would love to welcome a sports group back to Göttingen for sporting and sightseeing activities. If you are a member of a sports club or a leader and would like to visit Göttingen, please get in touch.

Funding for youth projects is sometimes a problem, but help is available from many sources, including Connect Youth International organisation (a branch of the British Council), the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council, Cheltenham Twinning  Association, or local sports and arts organisations.

For further information of any of the above email twinning@cheltenham.gov.uk