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Wish You Were Here 2017

14 June 2017

Lauren Burrows, Ballymena Academy and Ben McCormick from Ballyclare High School, get ready for their trip to Gilbert, Arizona.


Congratulations to Lauren Burrows and Ben McCormick who have been selected to represent Antrim and Newtownabbey on the 2017 Student Exchange programme in Gilbert, Arizona.

Lauren and Ben will travel to Gilbert on 19 June and will spend three weeks experiencing the Gilbert way of life.  They will return to the Borough on 10 July, accompanied by their exchange partners, Adison McIntosh and Bryson Jones, to start the Antrim and Newtownabbey part of the exchange.

The Council’s volunteering partner this year is Belfast Lough Sailability. Ben and Lauren have been volunteering with Sailability in the run-up to the exchange and will continue throughout the programme.

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 2018 Student Exchange programme.