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In Pictures: Laois secondary school hosts successful Intercultural Day

Portlaoise College Intercultural Day

A Laois secondary school hosted a very successful Intercultural Day before the mid term break.

Portlaoise College has students from over thirty different countries and relished the opportunity for students to demonstrate their pride of their home countries and to educate other students about their culture during the school’s Intercultural Day.

The atmosphere on the day was absolutely palpable as Portlaoise College’s halls burst with colour, culture and culinary delights.

The students put in a trojan effort to put together stalls that included their national flags, traditional clothing, delicacies and desserts, common words and phrases, as well as interesting facts, photos and history surrounding their country.

Each class of students had an opportunity at various times throughout the day to be escorted to the hall to engage with the Intercultural Day.

It was both heart-warming and inspiring to see the pride and confidence students exuded at their stalls, along with the wonder and excitement of the various visiting students.

Portlaoise College’s Intercultural Day was a resounding success, both enjoyable and educational for all students, and a bright reminder that variety really is the spice of life.

Check out some great pictures from the day below:

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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.