CELTIC FC Foundation launched a new programme of scholarships at Glasgow School of Art for pupils in primary and secondary schools across the city back in the summer of 2013. And already, more than 60 pupils have attended summer and weekend classes at the Art School.
We were delighted when the family of the late Oscar Marzaroli agreed that the programme could be named the Oscar Marzaroli Scholarships.
And last Saturday, December 14, Anne Marzaroli came to Celtic Park with family for a presentation by two of the schools who have sent pupils on the scholarship programme – Smithycroft Secondary and Sunnyside Primary.
Celtic FC Foundation CEO Tony Hamilton said: “It was a real pleasure for us to host the Marzaroli family and for Anne to hear about the opportunities being enjoyed by talented young people through the Oscar Marzaroli Scholarship Programme.
“Education is a core focus for our Foundation and we want young people to have access to world class opportunities to develop their talents.’
Jean Miller, Headteacher of Smithycroft Secondary, said: “As a teacher in Glasgow´s East End I can’t tell you just how much it means to see the undoubted talents of our young people given a platform to flourish on through this programme. It’s a great partnership.
“Our presentation to Anne was from Elise Prentice, a 14-year-old pupil at Smithycroft. Nothing gives a family and a school community more pride than seeing our wonderful talent recognised.”
Anne Marzaroli is pictured above with Celtic Chairman Ian Bankier and pupils from Sunnyside Primary who’ve been working with renowned Glasgow photographer, David Yarrow, to produce a 2014 calendar using their new-found arts skills