FORTH VALLEY COLLEGE played host to a delegation from a college based in Dresden, Germany this month.

Students and staff from BSZ Agrarwirtschaft und Ernahrung visited Forth Valley’s Falkirk campus to see the facilities.

Based primarily in Edinburgh, the delegation of 35 young people and three staff from BSZ paid a visit to Scotland throughout September.

They dropped into Forth Valley College, marking the fifth time a delegation from the German agricultural college has visited the school over the last few years.

During the visit, held on Tuesday, September 12, the group was given a tour of the campus, which was under construction during the last time BSZ visited.

Ralph Laspe, counsellor, PE and English teacher from BSZ, has visited FVC five times now and was blown away by the new campus.

He said: “I’m really impressed with the new campus. The transformation from the old one is massive.

“It seems that the future of education has already been established here in Falkirk.”

It is hoped that students from Forth Valley College will be able to make a reciprocal visit to Dresden in the future.

Jackie Innes, operations manager in the department of care, sport, business and communities at Forth Valley College, said: “It was a pleasure to host Ralph, his colleague and students on Tuesday and give them a tour of the campus.

“The students were very impressed by the new Falkirk Campus and the range of courses and opportunities Forth Valley College has to offer.”