Pupils, parents, staff, and friends of WGS were treated to a delightful cultural evening on Friday 13 October which saw the School's first ever Eastern European Evening.
Featuring poetry reading and singing in Russian and Polish, this was an exciting opportunity for pupils to perform in their mother tongue, as well as teach others some basic language and phrases. Wisbech Grammar School is always looking for opportunities to engage with the local community to bring different cultures together and what better way to do this, with an evening of fantastic food, music and dance.
"This was a truly magical evening, with pupils of all ages able to celebrate their culture with their family and the school community. I feel like I have just travelled to Russia and Poland in the space of a few hours! I was delighted by the confidence of our pupils to not only perform in their mother tongue but also teach us a little language and culture. They were beaming with pride and shone this evening. I am looking forward to many more events like these, which enable our pupils to develop their talents in singing, public speaking, cooking and more."
Mrs Neighbour, Head of Languages and event organiser
Head of Food and Nutrition, Alison Sloan, ably assisted by her pupils, cooked a delicious feast of vibrant red Polish borscht soup, Russian pancakes with beef and mushroom filling, Russian salad and rye bread, followed by apple strudel. All washed down, of course, with Polish beers and Lithuanian and Russian wines.