Sweet opportunity for Magdalena

Release Date: 27 November 2017

D&A College patisserie student Magdalena McGregor has been given the opportunity to learn first-hand from pastry chefs in one of Dundee’s twin cities, Orléans, France, thanks to bursary funding from a local Twinning Association.

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Magdalena receiving the award with (left-right) Sally Carus, Dundee-Orléans Twinning Association; Dundee Lord Provost Ian Borthwick and Anne Cant, D&A College International Manager.

Magdalena will be travelling to the historic city of Orléans in the Loire Valley in spring 2018 for four weeks of work placement and training.

The cities of Dundee and Orléans were twinned in 1946, and hundreds of exchange trips have taken place since then, including school children; university and college students; Rotarians; city centre managers and people from the hospitality industries.

The Dundee-Orléans Twinning Association, whose aim is to foster and further the excellent relations between the two cities, have supported Magdalena’s educational visit with bursary funding of 800 Euros. The experience will build on skills that Magdalena has already learned in College, and enhance her future employment prospects.