On Tuesday, 19th December for the fourth time the Polish students and teachers at St. Mary’s organised a Christmas Vigil to celebrate Christmas together as a school. Over 50 people attended and spent time praying, sharing Polish ‘wafers’ (white bread), eating traditional Polish Christmas dishes, prepared especially for this occasion, and even singing Polish carols. Both Polish and English students and teachers together celebrated this special time of the year. We also had the privilege of trying a traditional Spanish Christmas dish brought by a Spanish student, Angelyms.
According to our Pastoral Manager, Mr McLaughlin, it was ‘the best social event he attended during his time at St. Mary’s’. Of the few teachers that attended, Miss Lynch and Miss Hetherington managed to sing the Christmas carols in Polish, and Mr. Heyes discovered his great love for the traditional Polish dish, Bigos.