CASTLEBLAYNEY YOUTH VOLUNTEER RECOGNISED IN SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS

10 February 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

For the dedication he has demonstrated in service to his community, Bartek Karpinski, from Castleblayney Co Monaghan has been recognised as one of 20 finalists in the 2017 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, the only all-Ireland youth initiative of its kind which rewards post-primary students for outstanding acts of volunteerism and the positive contribution they make in their local communities and further afield.

Bartek is a sixth year student at Castleblayney College. His personal experience of immigration in Ireland led him to work within his own community to change the approach of people towards non-nationals arriving and living in the country.

Arriving in Ireland from Poland with his family 10 years ago and with limited knowledge and little English …
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