The Saturday Polish School, based in Hawick High, organised an open day last month to celebrate Polish heritage and the anniversary of the relationship between Poland and Britain.

The guests learned of the activities and discussed the future of the project post-Brexit. There was also a quiz which tested the knowledge of Polish history and culture for different age groups.

There was something for everyone, with younger children participating in a range of arts and crafts, which included playing traditional Polish games, and making flags.

And the Polish School’s historian Rafal Michalczyk gave a bilingual presentation on the historical relationship between Scotland and Poland.

The Saturday Polish School, now in its sixth year, is a Community Interest Company that is attended by more than 80 young people people every week.

Anna Kazberuk, of the Saturday Polish School, said: “The event allowed for individuals from different heritage backgrounds to interact with one another and enjoy the day together over some tea, coffee and Polish cakes.”

The event was very well attended, with a number of local politicians present, including MP John Lamont and a number of Scottish Borders councillors.