International Day celebrations at Ballycane school in Naas

SCOIL an Linbh Iosa Ballycane was riot of colour and exotic aromas for the school’s recent International Day.

SCOIL an Linbh Iosa Ballycane was riot of colour and exotic aromas for the school’s recent International Day.

The Naas primary school celebrates International Day on a biannual basis to mark the fact that children of many international origin attend the primary school.

It took place on May 3 and a total of 15 nationalities participated.

Parents came into the school and erected and staffed stalls with information about where they come from.

“The idea of International Day is educate children at the school about different countries in a practical way and to learn what life is like in countries other than Ireland.

“This is the 4th International Day hosted at the school,” said teacher Denise McGrath.

Among the countries of origin on the school roll book are Bangladesh, China, Moldova, Latvia, India and Poland.

“Quite a number of pupils here or their parents are from other countries,” added Ms McGrath.

A total of 22 nationalities are represented at the school.