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Wish You Were Here 2016

08 June 2016

Rebecca McMinn and Julie Knipe from Ballyclare High School get ready for their trip to Gilbert, Arizona.


Congratulations to Rebecca McMinn and Julie Knipe from Ballyclare High School, on being selected to represent Antrim and Newtownabbey on the 2016 Student Exchange programme in Gilbert, Arizona.

Rebecca and Julie will travel to Gilbert on 24 June and will spend 3 weeks experiencing the Gilbert way of life.  They will return to the Borough on 16 July, accompanied by their exchange partners, Jessica Gentrup and Josie Landers, to start the Antrim and Newtownabbey part of the exchange.

Rebecca and Julie will be keeping in touch with us throughout the exchange via their ‘Wish You Were Here’ blog, so make sure you log on to the Council’s website www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk throughout the summer to find out what Julie and Rebecca have been up to.

If you live in Antrim and Newtownabbey and are just about to move into Lower Sixth (age 16/17), don’t forget to check out the Council’s website in the coming months for information on how to apply for the 2017 Student Exchange Programme.