Glasgow’s Russian choir
‘Musical Echoes of Russia’
A free event at
Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery
Sunday 18th March at 3.00pm
A programme including sacred compositions by
Bortnyansky, Glinka and Gretchaninoff, as well as Russian folk songs
Directed by Svetlana Zvereva and Stuart Campbell
Malcolm Sim, Organ
with a special guest appearance by the members of
the Children’s Singing Studio of the Glasgow Russian School
Pupils at Blackfriars Primary School in Gorbals have become world cup winners.
Glasgow Education Services presented the school with a silver cup for their work in global citizenship and multi-culturalism.
Blackfriars has been forging links with schools in Russia and Ghana, and is about to make new friends in Sweden, Slovakia, Spain and Denmark.
The school is part of the Comenius Project, an international education programme where young people focus on international events, learn different languages and find out about each other’s cultures.
Principal Teacher, Lorna Conway, who co-ordinates the work said: ‘It has taken two years to get this up and running. Every member of staff has contributed to the success. Our Pupils’ International Team is delighted their hard work has paid off.’
Headteacher, John Lawson added: ‘The school is also contributing to the preparations for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Winning the cup will give everyone a boost to keep on providing excellent education.’
Retiring International Education Officer, Edna Paterson, presented it at her farewell party. The award follows an ECO flag for environmental education, a Diamond Award for enterprise education, a Health-promoting School award and gold medals in the Museum art awards.