A GROUP of Bromsgrove families waved bon voyage after playing hosts to some French exchange students.
In total, 30 pupils came over from France for a fortnight experience to learn about the British culture and how to improve their English.
With the students being on a very tight budget, many businesses offered their services either free or at a greatly reduced rate.
During their stay, the students were giving lessons by English teachers at Bournville College, in Longbridge, and were also given a special treat and shown how to play golf at the Lickey Hills Golf Course.
As well as this they enjoyed afternoon tea at The Old Rose and Crown, in Rose Hill, and even got to spend an afternoon at PSL Bowling in Stirchley and playing mini-golf at the Golden Putter, in Cannon Hill Park.
Ben from Ben’s Lickey Hills Fish Bar served the pupils up a treat on their last day by giving them a chance to try a traditional fish and chip dinner.
Lisa Mistry, organiser, said: “On behalf of the students and myself I would like to thank all of the host families and the businesses, who contributed towards ensuring the young French visitors went home to France with a great impression of England, our culture and our hospitality.”