Dutch Intern Student helps bring history and art to life in Bath

Dutch senior school student, Lucius Hartoog, aged 17, spent a week in May helping out the city’s Heritage Services volunteers, in a placement organised by BATA.  The opportunity came about following a conversation at the recent screening of “Occupied City” arranged by the Bath-Alkmaar Twinning Association earlier this year.
“A family friend approached me, and asked if there was any way we could help Lucius, who was looking to improve his English via a short internship through his school.  We contacted the Council’s Heritage Services team, who kindly offered a week helping during the early May school holiday week,” explained BATA Chairman, Chris Davies.
Lucius spent time supervising children’s activities in the world-famous Roman Baths, and also worked with the team at the Victoria Art Gallery.
“I am so grateful to everyone in Bath who helped arrange my placement. It was a great experience with some really nice people, and even after just a couple of days, I could feel my English improving and becoming more automatic.”
“We are very grateful to the volunteers team for being so welcoming to Lucius”, added BATA committee member, Hetty de Rooij, who helped Lucius with his arrangements. “We hope we can arrange similar internships in the future so both the City and students can benefit from our city-link.”