3 July 2024

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The Priory Rose Garden has got some new additions – blossoming Bulgarian roses.

The Bulgarian Language School started using Priory’s facilities around three years ago after hearing about the school's facilities from a member of its community who plays in an evening adult football league on the 3G pitch at the school.

Initially, the Bulgarian community wanted somewhere to host their voting for the Bulgarian general election and Priory was suggested and used.  The group liked the facilities so much the Bulgarian Language School now use Hex 3 and Hex 4 every Sunday so their children born in the UK could learn the language and would be familiar with the culture when they return to Bulgaria for visits.

Priory also hosts a Bulgarian dance group on Tuesdays in our Auditorio.

Ralitsa Boykova, who runs the Bulgarian Language School, said: “We are very grateful to have this opportunity to use the classrooms and we hope to use these premises in the future so we wanted to make a small gift to the school.

“They are three small Bulgarian oil-bearing roses. They were transported over from Bulgaria as a way of saying thank you to everyone at Priory who has been so kind and helpful in bringing our community together.”

Strategic Estates Manager, Mr Bolton, said “We are appreciative of the Bulgarian Language School’s use of our facilities. Their commitment to fostering language and culture is commendable. The gift of Bulgarian roses is a touching gesture, and we’re pleased to be able to support their community. 

"Additionally, our facilities are also hired by various sports, fitness, drama and dance schools, as well as church groups, during out-of-school hours. This allows us to generate a small income that we can reinvest in the facilities for the benefit of everyone". 

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