NEILSTON Primary has been celebrating after securing funding for a project that puts European languages at the heart of learning.

Pupils and their parents attended an event to mark the school’s achievement of an Erasmus+ Award for its modern languages project.

The school choir sang songs in Portuguese and French and newly-appointed pupil language ambassadors spoke about their experiences with eTwinning, international work and their language-learning journey so far.

The Erasmus+ funding of almost €20,000 will enable staff to deliver high-quality language lessons in line with the Scottish Government’s current language learning strategy.

Staff from Neilston Primary will also attend an eight-day immersion course in Carcassonne, France, designed to inspire them to plan and deliver a range of lessons with an international focus.

Councillor Paul O’Kane, East Renfrewshire’s education convener, has congratulated Neilston Primary on its efforts.

He said: “It was a real pleasure to celebrate with pupils, parents and staff of Neilston Primary, who are putting East Renfrewshire on the map, not only in Scotland and the UK, but across Europe. Well done to all children in Neilston for showing the importance of sharing cultures.”