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Our Tale Heroes Are Meeting in Europe
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1st meeting - Turkey
2nd meeting - Romania
3rd meeting - Scotland
4th meeting - Slovenia
5th meeting - Italy
6th meeting - Poland
Meeting in The Basque Country (unofficial)
MEETING IN ITALY
PINOCCHIO IN THE NEW CONTEXT
me at our school
Italian pen friends
BIKES AND FRIENDS
Hamish, the Hairy Haggis
Poland and Chopin
Poland - news 2009/10
Poland - news 2010/11
Poland - tale
Theatre - The Dragon Wawel
Romania - news
Comenius pen friends
Romania - Thank you
Merry Christmas from Romania
Kekec - tale hero
art competition - nov 2009
work of arts
news from Slowenia
Comenius Exhibition - 2011 Christmas Cards Preparations
The Basque Country (Spain)
Children different stories
Eco book - Chapter 8
Our country Poland
Animated history of Poland
Poland en-us-Poland /ˈpoʊlənd/ (Polish: Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country in Central Europe. Poland is bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north. The total area of Poland is 312,679 square kilometres (120,726 sq mi), making it the 69th largest country in the world and the 9th largest in Europe. Poland has a population of over 38 million people, which makes it the 34th most populous country in the world and the most populous Eastern European Member State of the EU.
The establishment of a Polish state is often identified with the adoption of Christianity by its ruler Mieszko I, in 966, when the state covered territory similar to that of present-day Poland. In 1025, Poland became a kingdom and in 1569, it cemented a long association with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, by signing the Union of Lublin, forming the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Commonwealth collapsed in 1795 and Poland's territory was partitioned among the Kingdom of Prussia, the Russian Empire, and Austria. Poland regained its independence as the Second Polish Republic in 1918, after World War I, but was later occupied by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during World War II. Poland lost over six million citizens in World War II, emerging several years later as the socialist People's Republic of Poland within the Eastern Bloc, under strong Soviet influence.
During the Revolutions of 1989, communist rule was overthrown and Poland became what is constitutionally known as the "Third Polish Republic". Poland is a unitary state, made up of sixteen voivodeships (Polish: województwo). Poland is also a member of the European Union, NATO, United Nations, World Trade Organization, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Polish freedom story - 1 min 38 sec - Polish and Czech prime ministers and German Chancellor cut border barrier in Porajów (Municipality Bogatynia) - 21 December 2007.
More information about our country (en)
Our region Dolny Śląsk (Lower Silesia)
Our town Bogatynia
Bogatynia is located in the south west of Poland close to borders with Germany and Czech Republic. Currently, the municipality has a population of 25000, almost 19000 of them live in the town. The buildings of the town spread along the Miedzianka River are mainly two-storied Lusatian houses and large factory buildings as well as beautyfully ornamented villas of former factowy-owners.
Approximately 95% of administrative borders of the Bogatynia Municipality makes also Polish state borders.
Bogatynia was established within the area of an old Lusatian chain-type village of Rychłów situated along the river Miedzianka, right-hand tributary of the Lusatian Neisse. Bogatynia was first mentioned in a record from 1262. After Second World War and incorporating the Lower Silesia to Poland, Bogatynia was granted city rights.
Turów Open-Pit Coal Mine and Turów Power Station are the most important and largest industrial plants in this area of the Lower Silesia.
Some pictures from Bogatynia:
Bogatynia nowadays and in the past
(presentations in polish but you can see old photographs of Bogatynia)
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Our school - Primary School No. 1
Our school is the oldest school in our town. We have about 400 pupils in classes from 1 to 6, about 40 teachers.
We learn subjects such as: Polish literature, maths, nature (biology, geography etc), German and English as a foreign languages, history, art, music, technology, ITC, PE.
Children’s Folk Dance Group “Turoszowianie”
Over one hundred children have danced in the four following groups for 20 years. Thanks to common work our competences in dancing are increasing from year to year.
Our repertoire stock includes many Polish national and regional dances amongother things: oberek, cracovienne, polonaise and dances from the other parts of Poland. We have already shown them in our town, region, country and abroad.
We have performed at the festivals in Denmark, France, Germany, the Czech Republic and Hungary.
We have won many prizes in the national and of a province art group competitions.
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