Buxton people ‘warmer than its weather’, say visiting South Korean students

High Peak Mayor Stewart Young with Korean summer school students.
High Peak Mayor Stewart Young with Korean summer school students.

Buxton’s people are warmer than its weather, according to a group of South Korean students, who are based at a University of Derby summer school in the Devonshire Dome.

The group of students from Daegu Haany University praised the politeness of the locals – especially students at Buxton Community School who were their hosts for a day – but were surprised at the cold summer.

The Koreans, many of whom are studying their country’s traditional medicine, were given an insight into British public life by High Peak Mayor Councillor Stewart Young, a tour of Chatsworth, a visit to Manchester’s art galleries and museums, a talk by Buxton police and a taste of British justice by visiting the town’s magistrates court.