A GROUP of French children who are due to arrive in Wirral next month are still without a home.

Jenny Rowland, from Live and Learn Abroad, is appealing for kindhearted families across the peninsula to open their homes to the children, who are due to arrive on July 3.

“We are desperately looking for friendly families to welcome a young French girl and boy into their home,” said Jenny.

“We have groups in Wallasey, Birkenhead, Hoylake, Bebington and Heswall.”

The students – all aged between 12 and 17, have been learning English for several years and are able to communicate effectively, with the trip aimed at improving their speaking and giving them an experience of English culture.

Activities including golf, tennis, drama and multi-sports will follow a morning of learning at English courses held at local schools and community centres, with students expected to join in with family life during evenings and on Sundays.

Jenny added: “All students have travel passes and will be able to get to and from teaching locations after a little initial help.

“This contact with a French teenager can give them and your family help with speaking a foreign language but can also lead to lasting friendships.”

Each family will receive £186 hospitality fee for the 13 night stay.

  • Anyone who would like to help by hosting a French student should ring Jenny on 0151 336 1694.