Warrington Russian Language School “Solnyshko” (loosely translated as sunshine) has celebrated its third start to the new academic year and the move to new premises on the 12th of September. The school has grown from 27 pupils to 65 and was in need of larger premises, which is why it had to move from Westy Sure Start Centre to renting a building from CE St Wilfrid’s Primary School in Grappenhall. The ceremony was attended by Mrs G Davies, head of St Wilfrid’s, Mrs N Rashid, Warrington council, Mr Mayor and Mayoress as well as 45 families with children.
After the initial speeches, Warrington’s mascots George and Charlotte (hnad made teddy bears) paid a visit. Red ribbon was cut and the first bell was rung.
The school has 8 classes for children from 2.5 till 12 years old, including a brand new class for Russian as a foreign language. Most of the children are from mixed families where one of the parents comes from Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus and Kazakhstan).
The school is a non-profit organisation, registered with Warrington Borough council and is operating on Saturdays 10am-12:35pm during term time only.
Dr. Yuliya Crane, Chair of the management committee
For more information visit www.warringtonrussianschool.co.uk/english