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German youngsters head to Gravesend for youth camp

PUBLISHED: 11:51 01 August 2016 | UPDATED: 11:51 01 August 2016

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The town has been twinned with Neumunster for 30 years

Twenty German youngsters are heading to Gravesend this week to learn more about the town as part of Gravesham Youth Camp.

Members of Gravesham Youth Council visited Neumunster, Germany, last year to mark 30 years of the partnership between the towns.

The event was so successful that they wanted to recreate the experience in Gravesham, and they were backed by funding from Erasmus+, a European Union funding stream, and the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation.

Cabinet member for tourism and youth councillor Jordan Meade said: “It’s great to be able to forge these links with our twin town in Germany. Town twinning has been part of the life of Gravesham for over 25 years.

“The intention is for everyone involved to realise that we belong to a global village - but often the best way of achieving this is to stay family to family and enjoy the experience of meeting and visiting.”

Gravesham Youth Camp starts on Monday, August 1 and ends on Sunday, August 7.

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