A SCOTS school with more than 200 children has NO native-born pupils, The Sun reports. A staggering 80 per cent of Annette Street Primary pupils in Govanhill, Glasgow, are from Eastern Europe, with the rest hailing from Asia.
Headteacher Shirley Taylor says older children act as interpreters for the new kids because classes are taught in English. She said: “We don’t have any Scottish children. “Families originally came from Slovakia. They settled in and started communicating with families back home.
“Word got out to come to Annette Street Primary. Now the same is happening with our Romanian families. Most come from the same area, Arad.” The school, built in 1885, is council-run and accepts kids from all over the catchment area. A total of 181 of the school’s 222 pupils were born in Romania or Slovakia and arrive in Scotland unable to speak the language.
Now the school has set up a campaign to raise £5,000 pay for play and outdoor learning throughout the school to help the children learn English. The appeal could help to buy board games like Guess Who? which would help pupils practice language and social skills, an after school club or a trip to the seaside or to learn their home country’s vocabulary, they said.