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BGS to appear on Great British Railway Journeys

2018-04-05T14:49:28+00:00January 11th, 2018|
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Bradford Grammar School will appear on Michael Portillo’s ‘Great British Railway Journeys’, 16 January at 6.30pm on BBC Two. The programme will include a fabulous interview with our Music Teacher Mr McOwen and amazing singing from one of our Year 10 pupils.

In October last year BBC Two’s “Great British Railway Journeys” with Michael Portillo came to BGS to film a segment for an episode focusing on ‘successful immigrants’, one of which is Frederick Delius OB.

Armed with his Edwardian Bradshaw’s guide, Michael Portillo conducts important research in an historic tea room, built by an Edwardian immigrant to the city of York. Research of a more sombre kind leads Michael to the roots of our modern welfare state in the work of an early 20th-century Quaker investigator, whose family manufactured chocolate.

Next stop is Leeds, where Michael discovers the city’s textile heritage, which relied in Edwardian times on a group of skilled Jewish immigrants to take it forward. Michael learns how some of the big names built their empires in Leeds and measures up to a footballing legend. At Bradford Grammar School, Michael hears the story of a talented Edwardian student who became a famous composer and enjoys one of his works, sung by a music pupil of today.

The highlight of the BGS segment is certainly the interview with music pupil John Scholey, Year 10, after which John sings Delius’s “La Lune Blanche”.  John’s performance on the day was spectacular and we can’t wait to see it again!

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“The highlight of the BGS segment is certainly the interview with music pupil John Scholey, Year 10, after which John sings Delius’s “La Lune Blanche”.  

John’s performance on the day was spectacular and we can’t wait to see it again!”

 

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