As part of her widely acclaimed efforts to turn this failing school around - which included rehousing it in new premises - the head teacher, Truda White, had an idea.
The 1,300 pupils at the school speak 50 different languages as their mother tongue.
felt, could act as a common language to unite them and mould them into one community.
took that one stage further.
Rather than embracing the musical enthusiasms of the children, she
decided upon something more timeless - the classical canon.