Polish children talks about the differences between life in Ireland and Poland.

The weekend is a break from school for most children in Ireland, but for some in the Polish community it is a chance to be educated in their own language.

Two hundred and sixty five children attend a Polish weekend school which operates from the classrooms of Newpark Comprehensive School in Blackrock on the south side of Dublin.

From 8 o'clock in the morning until 6 o’clock in the evening Polish kids who travel from as far away as Limerick, Waterford and Cavan are at their books, but school on Saturday is not as difficult as many might think, says this pupil,

In Poland it's a little bit harder and more confusing, in Ireland it's actually easy.

Another who lived on a farm in Poland enjoys her life in Ireland,

I have more friends up here in school.

And the changeable Irish weather also takes some getting used to,

It's raining more here, and you don't get really much snow...

The Polish community is looking for a permanent school which the children can attend five days a week, but like every other school the Department of Education has said it will have to wait for funding.

An RTÉ News2day report broadcast on 28 November 2006. The reporter is Ailbhe Conneely.