Launch of cross channel project at Melbourn college

Violinist Marie-Luce Gillet, MEP Richard Howitt, principle Simon Holmes with Year 9 pupils

Violinist Marie-Luce Gillet, MEP Richard Howitt, principle Simon Holmes with Year 9 pupils - Credit: Archant

VIOLINIST Marie-Luce Gillet joined Euro MP Richard Howitt to launch a new cross-channel project at a village college.

Melbourn Village College is one of 13 partners in the A Common Territory (ACT) project, a €5million cross-border collaboration between leading arts and education partners from France and England funded by the European Regional Development Fund

Richard Howitt, MEP for the Eastern Region said: “This arts and community project can only enrich the lives of students.

“Melbourn Village College is to be congratulated on being accepted into this project.”

The project will offer students a range of opportunities, including master classes from the Orchestre de Picardie, of which Miss Gillet is a member, as well as exchange visits and multi-disciplinary performances.

As part of the scheme, students will visit sites of remembrance in northern France for the centenary of World War I next year.