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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Students from Polish school in carol service

Published 01/01/2013 | 11:44

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Natalia Biczak at the carol service and Polish celebration of Christmas in the Presentation College

STUDENTS FROM Carlow's Polish School Equal Chances held a Christmas Carol Service recently.

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The school, which was set up in 2008, is based at Presentation College Askea and runs classes Polish language classes along with Polish history and geography classes every Saturday morning.

We have students aged 5- 18 years and the oldest group is prepared to take their Leaving Cert in Polish,' said head teacher Marta Szutkowska-Kiszkiel who works at the school along with eight other teachers.

' The cultural events serve to celebrate Irish and Polish tradition, as integration is very important to us.'

On Saturday the students performed a number of traditional favourites from both countries.

'We wish to say thank you to all people of good will and institutions, who supported us this year, and particularly Ray Murray Principal of the Presentation College and to all the staff in Presentation College, Co. Carlow VEC, Carlow Volunteer Centre, St. Vincent de Paul, Mary Maher and Mark Edmunt Doyle,' she added.

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