St Aloysius ESOL School - Glasgow Half-Marathon – 2nd October 2022

That was the race that was - and what a day. The weather was perfect for the 13.1 miles running task in hand. Starting from George Square, 40,000 legs followed a course that led to Glasgow Green, taking in the Kingston Bridge over the River Clyde, through Pollok Park and many other Glasgow landmarks. There will be a million stories from the 20,000 competitors; from our ESOL school team, however, little needs to be said except: “You did us proud!”

Remarkably, all five completed the course in under 2 hours - no mean feat and, miraculously, no sore feet. Having finished around the same time (36 seconds difference in one case), united in joy as well as relief, all gathered for well-deserved snack of burger, chips and coke and...big smiles all round!

In hope, the sterling efforts of our brave runners will bring in some welcome funds to our ESOL school. If you would like to donate, the bank paying-in details are as follows:

Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland
Name: Archdiocese of Glasgow ESOL School
sort code: 83-52-00
Account: 19127261

Alternatively, cheques can be posted to St Aloysius.

Many thanks,

Kevin Wyber
Coordinator St Aloysius ESOL school


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Refuge Garnethill - Photography Exhibition of works by the ESOL Students

'Refuge Garnethill’ was an exhibition that took place in Garnethill, Glasgow, Scotland in 2019. It explored themes of heritage, culture and home through photographs taken by eleven students from St Aloysius Church’s ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes. This website presents the ESOL students’ photographs with their writing. It provides some glimpses into the histories and buildings of Garnethill, Glasgow. With very special thanks to Jenny Brownrigg, Glasgow School of Art Exhibitions Director, and the students of the Art School who assisted.

Visit the full website by clicking here, or view it below...

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