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WATCH: Portlaoise CBS students release EPIC Zambia trip video

All 16 of the Portlaoise CBS students who went on the Zambia trip this year
All 16 of the Portlaoise CBS students who went on the Zambia trip this year

A group of students from St Mary’s CBS in Portlaoise have recently returned from a trip to Zambia where they have been working as volunteers.

Every two years, the school brings a group of boys to Livingstone to experience what it is like to teach and volunteer, as part of the Zambia Immersion Project, run by the Christian Brothers.

As well as giving up their time, the pupils also brought with them donations of school and medical supplies from Portlaoise businesses, sports kits from Laois GAA, and uniforms from Portlaoise primary schools.

The 16 students – Neil Keane, Oisin Scarry, Shea Keogh, Cian Crossan, Gareth O’Brien, Seán Sheridan, Shane Dalton, Bill O’Brien, Matthew Cotter, Seán Finlay, Rian O’Connell, PJ Daly, Andrew Swayne, Conor Donohue, Jim Tyrell and Eoin Carey – have now returned and produced this video.

It may be 20 minutes long, but it is certainly worth the watch:

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.