The Twinning Society was initiated to enhance the liaison between Horsted
Keynes and Cahagnes in Normandy, villages that have genuine historical links
from Norman times.
is actively geared to fostering cultural and social exchanges between the
alternate years about 50-60 members, of all ages, from Horsted Keynes
visit Cahagnes, staying with families and, on alternate years, we play
hosts to villagers from Cahagnes.
During the exchanges,
formal visits are planned to places of interest, such as Houses of
Parliament and Versailles, and informal ‘socialising’ in the family homes
are organised and greatly enjoyed by all.
Our village school has close links to the one in Cahagnes, enhanced by
regular emailing communication. Material, sponsored by the Societies, is
exchanged between the schools.
Fund raising events are planned in order to keep the cost of the trip to
France low, to fund activities during the French trip to Horsted Keynes and
to fund St. Giles School French projects. Without the members’ active
support of the fund raising events, the Society could not function.
open to everyone in the village and immediate area, and means that you can
participate in the exchange programme and receive discount on the Society’s
membership : £8.00 for individuals and £20 for families per year.