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A GROUP of Angus College students have been following their on Da Vinci connection during a spell of work experience in Italy.

The 26 students, all from HNC/HND Administration/Accounting and various HNC Computing courses, have just completed two weeks working in the city of Florence, where the Renaissance master himself trained.

During their time there, they were ‘employed’ in a range of posts around the area including hotels, language schools, music academies and local web development organisations.

The trip was funded through the Leonardo Da Vinci Project, which finances practical projects in the field of vocational education and training and is part of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme.

Course Tutor, Angelique Anderson said the students’ time abroad has been invaluable.

She said: “It’s been an amazing, if exhausting, experience for everyone. The students had to undergo six weeks of intensive Italian lessons before they left and continued to learn Italian within their work placements.

“This has been an excellent experience for the students who were able to take knowledge and skills from their studies at Angus College into the world of work in Florence.”