Czech Nativity School in Galway: Director Josef Horehled SJ along with students and staff from the Nativity school in Prague were on holidays in Galway from 22-27 June 2009. Brendan McManus SJ helped to find them a holiday house and accompanied them on a hike in the Mamturk mountains in Connemara. Nativity schools reach out to the children of poor minority families who remain on the margins of society. Since its beginnings in New York City more than 30 years ago, the model has spread throughout the United States, and now to the Czech Republic, offering quality education to boys and girls from low-income backgrounds. The schools keep classes small, seldom with more than 12 students, and emphasize not only academics but also spiritual development.