16 June, 11am - 5pm
Corby NN17 3AU
In the picturesque estate at Laxton Hall (near Corby, Northamptonshire), each year the Polish Educational Society and the Polish Catholic Mission in England and Wales organise a Fun Day for children. This fantastic all-day outdoor event hosts thousands of Polish children from the whole of Great Britain – with lots of competitions, games and play!
Volleyball, basketball, football, tug-of-war, sack races, musical, art and recital competitions – these are just some examples of the types of fun events to take part in. Children from Polish Schools from the whole of England compete in many competitions, as well as individual and team sporting tournaments. They also take part in other organised events and workshops, such as for example jewellery making, painting and pony rides. Organised with great enthusiasm, the event is run annually with the help of about a hundred volunteers. In the competitions, the children receive fantastic prizes, but above all have great fun! The day ends with a usually friendly football match between teams of players from the Polish Catholic Mission and the Polish Embassy.
The joyful atmosphere is complemented with a Polish barbecue and café serving delicious traditional Polish culinary creations. It is a rare thing to have such a lovely day, full of experiences, in the beautiful grounds of an old country house and at the same time to meet one’s fellow students from Polish Schools from all over Great Britain. For both children and the volunteers (who also become children on this one, exceptional day), this is also a chance to make contact with others, to exchange experiences and perhaps even to create longstanding friendships! We invite you together with your Schools and parents to our fantastic holiday!