As news of the bushfires in Australia reached around the world some remarkable stories have come to light. Students at Clifton Creek Primary School last week were visited by relatives of William Fitton, a Clifton Creek resident who fought at Fromelles, Northern France, in the first world war. Here are a couple of clips which tell the tale of two schools.

Students at Fromelles' ‘Ecoles des Cobbers’ support Australian bushfire affected communities

More than a century since World War I, the bond between Australia & Northern France remains unbreakable. The students from ‘Ecoles des Cobbers’ in Fromelles are sending support to bushfire affected animals & communities – once home to fallen soldiers. Story: #7NEWS

Posted by 7NEWS Sydney on Tuesday, 25 February 2020

French schoolchildren bring joy to Aussie children doing it tough after the bushfire tragedy

French schoolchildren have brought a little bit of joy to some young Aussies doing it tough after the bushfire tragedy. The kids from Fromelles wrote to their buddies in Victoria, honouring a bond that goes back to World War I. #7NEWS

Posted by 7NEWS Sydney on Sunday, 1 March 2020