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Four hundred guests gathered at the Cultural Centre in Pêra to celebrate the films and artwork of the pupils of Agrupamento de Escolas de SilvesSul. It was a night of glamour and celebration as the nominees walked the red carpet and wondered whether it was to be their night. The nominees, their parents and friends were joined by Kirsty Hayes, the British Ambassador to Portugal, Clive Jewel, British Vice Consul, Rosa Palma, Mayor of Silves and Rotarians from across the Algarve to celebrate their achievements. Escolas de SilvesSul and Wildern School from the UK have worked in partnership to develop this event which is modelled on a similar ceremony at Wildern School. Six pupils from Wildern School and two teachers joined the pupils of Escolas de SilvesSul on the red carpet. Sixty films, Forty pieces of artwork and photographs were submitted for the Oscars. Fifty were nominated across nine categories from Best Short Film, Best International Film, Best Primary School Film through to Best Artwork and Photography. To whoops of delight from the pupils of SilvesSul, the winners were drawn from the gold envelopes. The judges presented the Oscars and prizes to the winners who gave a short thank you speech. The event was supported by Silves Rotary Club and we would like to thank all those who have raised funds throughout the past year to help support this project. We would also like to thank Projection Dreams for their sponsorship and Wildern School for their help and experience. Pupils from the Algarve and the UK have formed strong friendships and look forward to meeting again in July at the Wildern Oscars. Press Reports TV Coverage
16 March, 20:00 Escola Silves Sul and Silves Rotary Club present the Silves Sul Oscars:
The students of Silves Sul and Wildern School (UK) are waiting with anticipation for the announcement of the winners at this first Oscar Ceremony in the Algarve. The event will take place in the Centro Pastoral in Pera. Judges which include the British Ambassador to Portugal will present the winners with the Oscars from a short list of nominees. The students have been working hard to produce work using a variety of digital media. There are nominees in categories such as Best Short Film, Best Photography, Best Soundtrack and many more. Each winner will be presented with their own statuette and a prize. Thank you to Projection Dreams for sponsoring the prizes. Students from Silves Sul will travel to the UK in July to the Wildern School Oscar Ceremony.
If you would like to attend the ceremony please ring our President Alan Winn on 913595067
27 March 2015, A Fun Night of Racing at the Boa Vista Golf Clubhouse:
On the 27 March Silves Rotary Club will host a Race Night at the Boa Vista Golf Clubhouse, Lagos. The fun will start at 19:30. Guests will be treated to an exciting night of horse racing with a delicious fish and chip or pie and chip supper accompanied with a half bottle of wine. There will be six races and the winner of each race gets a bottle of wine. A ticket costs €15 and entrance is by reservation only. To purchase a ticket please telephone 968335856 or 28230242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All profits will go to Castelo dos Sonhos.