British Exchange Students Arrive at Randolph-Macon Academy

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Celeste Brooks P'12, '21, Director of Public Relations

The students from Randolph-Macon Academy and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School gather for an official photo on the R-MA campus.

On Friday, March 17, 2017, the arrival of eight students and two faculty from The Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, marked the revival of Randolph-Macon Academy’s American/British Exchange Program. 
 
During their ten-day visit, the British visitors will visit their host American homes, stay in the Randolph-Macon Academy dormitories, and audit classes with their R-MA host students. The group will also visit the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, UDVAR-Hazy Air and Space Museum, Skyline Drive, Luray Caverns, and various local Front Royal attractions.
 
The QEGS/R-MA exchange program originally began in 2000. It took a brief hiatus after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and another one for the last three years due to personnel changes at both schools. 

The R-MA students will go to Great Britain to visit their counterparts at QEGS in June.