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In Pictures: Laois secondary school embraces its diverse cultures with special day

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Portlaoise College has students from over thirty eight different countries and held a special day for them recently.

The school 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 4th Annual Intercultural Day.

There were stalls to appeal to all the senses as students showcased beautiful displays of artefacts, personal belongings, foods, posters and flags.

Students and teachers alike took the opportunity to taste new foods and to learn from engaging with enthusiastic students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Principal Noel Daly said: “At Portlaoise College we love to celebrate diversity and the many different cultures and traditions in our school.

“This was especially evident at our Intercultural Day in which students learned to appreciate and respect other cultures and understand the beauty in diversity, I can’t wait for next year’s event.”

Event Organiser, HSCL, Sean O’Neill said: “It was an outstanding success thanks to hard work and preparation by all pupils, staff and parents.

“It showcased what an inclusive school Portlaoise College is and this day is a wonderful example of everyone in our school community working together.”

Check out some great pictures 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.