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Friern Barnet School puts on a show for overseas visitors
The Friern Barnet School Gospel Choir under the direction of Head of Music Miss Brown performing at the opening Concert on Wednesday night.
A performing arts school played host to European visitors after securing €25,000 to develop "exciting" partnerships overseas.
Friern Barnet School used the Comenius grant to run a project called In Mozart's Footsteps, which explores the adventures of the classical composer.
Students and staff were encouraged to celebrate culture and music while breaking down the barriers of nationality and language.
This week they welcomed 65 guests from Europe, celebrating with an English afternoon tea party, a concert and a day of sightseeing around central London.
Head of music Sarah Brown said: “It has been an amazing experience to provide these opportunities for students at the school. They have risen to new heights in their musical performance, cultural awareness and have made lasting friends across Europe.
"It was a lot of work to secure the bid but the funding has certainly opened doors for our fantastic school. It has been a real privilege to be part of it.”
Headteacher Jeremy Turner said: “The showcase project has once again put our outstanding school on the map – not just in Barnet but across Europe.
“Chosen from hundreds of London schools our superb school continues to demonstrate real success in the arts and we are really looking forward to developing and fostering future international links. We are proud to be flying the Barnet flag in Europe.”
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