The Eker Bursary
The Eker Bursary is a travel scholarship awarded by Bathford & Kingsdown Twinning Association. It was named in honour and fond memory of Chris Eker, one of the founding members of the twinning with Artannes. He sadly died much too young.
The value of the award is £200 and is to help young people from Bathford spend a short time in Artannes, getting to know it and carrying out a small project during their stay. To be eligible, a person must be 16-21 years old, be studying French and live in the Bathford & Kingsdown area.
In 2019 the bursary was awarded to two applicants, Molly Stone and Genevieve Lewis. They spent a week in Artannes at the beginning of July, making new friends, being introduced to the area, and looking at the differences in customs between Britain and France.
After their stay, the following photo and article (translated here) appeared in La Nouvelle République newspaper, in Artannes. see here