Pupils link photo exhibit with school in Russia

Sir Robert Woodard Academy photo - Russian photo exhibit SUS-141216-130943001
Sir Robert Woodard Academy photo - Russian photo exhibit SUS-141216-130943001

A LINK between students at The Sir Robert Woodard Academy and the Kursk Secondary School in Russia was celebrated this month with an international photography exhibition.

In collaboration, the two schools used their creative skills to interpret the theme ‘Places of Interest’ and exchanged over 40 images.

The exhibition was opened with an impressive ceremony where the schools came together using a Skype link projected onto a big screen.

The heads of the two schools exchanged messages of friendship and the students were able to see simultaneous exhibitions.

The Sir Robert Woodard Academy showcased their boys group II Voci singing ‘I Believe’ and year 13 BTEC demonstrated their skills in a sketch.

The girls of the Kursk school showed a stylish fashion presentation of national costumes.

Edgars Kaminskis, originally from Latvia, now living in Lancing and a student at the Academy, sent a greeting on behalf of the students in faultless Russian.

Academy principal Peter Midwinter said: “We are building bridges of friendship to help us take the steps necessary for us to truly understand each other.”