Duo swapped Durham, in North Carolina, for County Durham

The Advertiser Series: From left: Annette Donahue, Christine Costello, Nick Martin and Alison Ghent, at the One Point Hub, in Bishop Auckland. From left: Annette Donahue, Christine Costello, Nick Martin and Alison Ghent, at the One Point Hub, in Bishop Auckland.

TWO students swapped their American hometown for a visit to its English namesake.

Nick Martin and Christine Costello, from Durham, in North Carolina, visited County Durham as part of an exchange programme through Duke Engage and spent four weeks shadowing Durham County Council’s One Point youth workers.

They attended youth clubs and secondary schools to gain an insight into the education system in England and compared the differences between life in this country and abroad.

The duo thanked youth workers Alison Ghent and Annette Donohue for such an enjoyable visit and said: “They are incredible at what they do and their passion and positivity is contagious.

“The youth workers and teachers we met have demonstrated what it means to be a positive influence in children’s lives as well as the importance of instilling hope.

“Working with the kids in this area has taught us the importance of nurturing their curiosity and has given us the courage to try new things.

“We would like to thank the people who have enabled us to have so much fun during our time here.”

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3:40pm Sat 5 Oct 13

Davy Crocket says...

I wonder what they think of our fat lazy bad attitude benefit wallers lol
I wonder what they think of our fat lazy bad attitude benefit wallers lol Davy Crocket

10:18pm Sat 5 Oct 13

loonyleft says...

You would not be out of place in the states would you Davy !!!
You would not be out of place in the states would you Davy !!! loonyleft

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