Russian Classes In British School Cancelled Amid Russian Invasion

The language, history, and dance classes are held on Saturday mornings at St Wilfrid’s CE Primary School in Grappenhall, and have continued in recent weeks despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Residents were outraged, and they went to Warrington Borough Council and the school to express their dissatisfaction.

One told the Warrington Guardian: “I am totally disgusted to see that the classes are continuing in spite of what is going on in Ukraine.

“Putin is putting innocent Ukrainian people through what can only be described as a living hell. Through no fault of their own.

“I would have thought Warrington Borough Council would have put a stop immediately to these Russian classes and instead should put a united front on.

“They should not be allowed to continue going on in the face of what is happening to the innocent Ukrainian people.

“All Russian classes – whether dancing or other academic classes – should be cancelled and not supported.

“This is a slap in the face to the Ukrainian people.

“I am sure there are a lot of local people who feel the same way.”

And, as a result of the disagreement, the council has confirmed that lessons at the Church Lane location have been halted for the time being.

A WBC spokesman said: “We were made aware of Russian classes taking place at St Wilfrid’s CE Primary School and have been in contact with them about it.

“The school had been independently hired at the weekend by a group of parents and their children.

“We have agreed that the group is to be cancelled in respect of the current distressing situation in Ukraine.

“Our thoughts are with Ukraine and all those who have been displaced, are suffering, or have been injured or taken by the ongoing conflict.”

For remarks, St Wilfrid’s CE Primary School was also phoned.


The following article is paraphrased, It’s original source is: School’s Russian classes cancelled amid invasion of Ukraine, Adam Everett, https://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/19986199.schools-russian-classes-cancelled-amid-invasion-ukraine/

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