Polish Club Discusses Current Events with Students in Poland
Loyola Academy's Polish Club started Zooming with students in Poland during the pandemic as a way to virtually connect and explore their culture. “Fr. Wojtek and Fr. Stan came up with the idea,” says Polish Club Moderator Ms. Michelle Denic. “It's grown into fun sessions that both our students and those in Poland look forward to.” Most recently students discussed the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the impact it has on Poland.
“They told us a little more about Poland's involvement with helping refugees. In fact, some of the students were housing families and students from Ukraine at their homes!" Denic adds. "We talked about the general feelings and safety concerns they have, and they told us about how the US military presence in Poland has given them a sense of safety. We talked about their volunteer opportunities, how we can help and, of course, we had some fun conversations about sports and school.”