A group of French students have been improving their English after visiting and working in North Tyneside.
The 12 youngsters from Sophie Germain High School in Thionville were taking part in the Erasmus+ project.
They spent a month working at shops or businesses in Whitley Bay and Newcastle while staying with host families in Whitley Bay to help improve their English.
Christine Goodwin, manager of Northumbria School of English in Whitley Bay, helped find host families for the students, as well as organising some of the cultural activities.
A project spokesperson said: “We are very grateful to all our English partners. Discovering a new culture and improving language skills will develop autonomy, responsibility, and self-fulfillment.”
“Besides, the one-month work placement for our students, in an English company, will encourage the awareness of European citizenship.
“Indeed very few students were unaware of this concept because they are not used to travelling.”