03:05AM, Saturday 19 October 2013
Three students who took part in an international youth project organised by Rotarians gave a presentation about their 'opportunity of a lifetime'.
Alice Winchcome, 17, from Claires Court School; 17-year-old Newlands pupil Natasha Wilson and Megan Davies-Veness, 18, from Altwood School, were chosen by the Rotary Club of Maidenhead to take part in its annual international youth project this summer.
The girls travelled to Paris for a packed week of activities with young people from Maidenhead Rotary's twin clubs in France, Italy and Germany.
On Monday they told Rotarians meeting at the Holiday Inn, in Manor Lane, about their experiences.
The trip, hosted by the Rotary Club of St Cloud, saw the group of teenagers tour the sites of Paris, experience French culture, practise their language skills and build lasting friendships with their peers from other countries.
Alice, Natasha and Megan told Rotarians the trip had been a wonderful experience that had boosted their confidence and helped them grow as individuals.
Megan said: "It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and an amazing week."
Rotarian Eddie Clarke, who is the Maidenhead liaison for the project, said the development of young people was an important aim of Rotary and was delighted they had gained so much from the trip.
"They were fantastic ambassadors for the club, their schools and their country," he said.
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