Irish teachers are hoping to celebrate their national day with a television appearance.

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IRISH teachers are hoping to celebrate their national day with a television appearance.

The eight members of Irish teaching staff at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, have put together a brief video in the hope of being selected to feature on RTE One, the Irish television channel.

The station has requested Irish people working abroad send in their greetings to celebrate St Patrick’s Day from around the world.

Donna Walsh, director of the Burnt Mill Academy Trust Teaching School, saw the invitation to take part on social media and so organised the clip.

She said: “I hold a St Patrick’s Day staff get-together each year to get all the Irish staff together to celebrate the event. It provides a home away from home and a chance to drink Irish tea and eat chocolate Guinness cake together.

“We miss out on the day off and the party in the homeland, so we enjoy Paddy’s Day celebrations here instead.”

Kayleigh Trainor, head of humanities at Burnt Mill, said: “This is a fun way of raising awareness of Irish people working abroad. So, we have produced a video message to say happy St Patrick’s Day from those of us working here in Harlow!”

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