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„ My country, my town, my school ”

„ My country, my town, my school ”. „I know I can ” COMENIUS Multilateral school partnerships. POLAND A LAND OF VARIETY.

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„ My country, my town, my school ”

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  1. „My country, my town, my school” „I know I can” COMENIUS Multilateralschoolpartnerships

  2. POLAND A LAND OF VARIETY • Poland is a land of variety, divided intofew different regions. Each of themis very special and full of extremely beautifulmonuments and wonders of thenature. • Beaches, cliffs and Kashubian folklore,thousands of lakes hidden deep within forests, watched over by the towers of Teutonic fortresses. The domes of eastern churches scattered throughout the mountainsides. Poland is a fascinating jigsaw puzzle, composed of colourful regional piece.

  3. POMERANIA • In the North of Poland Youcanfind the beaches, cliffs and resorts of West Pomerania whichoccupy a strip of the Baltic coast from the island of Wolin up to Kolobrzeg. This region also contains the Drawskie lake district. • In East Pomerania, you will find Poland’s largest shifting sand dunes (in the Slowinski National Park), the country’s longest peninsula (that of Hel) and the largest cluster of yew trees in Europe (in the Tucholskie Woods). All this is spiced with the folklore of Kashubia and Kujawy and reminders of the Mennonite culture in Zulawy.Thebiggest Pomerania townisGdansk, withitsfascinatinghistory.

  4. MAZURIA thewonder of nature • Mazuria is a land not only of 4,000 bright blue lakes, but also of natural forests and rivers which provide excellent conditions for canoeing. Tourists are attracted here by the Trail of the Great Lakes and the unique Ostrodzko-Elblaski canal, as well as the nearby Teutonic castles and Prussian forest lodges. Mazuria was strongcandidatefor New7 Wonders of Natureand lost in the lastvoting. • Thextreme north-east of Poland is the region of Suwalki, which enchants visitors with the charm of its glacier-shaped landscape and the rich culture from the Polish, Russian and Lithuanian border areas.

  5. SILESIA & MALOPOLSKA • Silesia, which occupies south-west Poland, is divided into Lower Silesia, with its capital in Wroclaw, and Upper Silesia, centred on Katowice. Although this is a heavily industrial area, there is no shortage of places of valued natural beauty, such as the Lower Silesian Woods, the Sudeten mountains, BeskidSlaski and BeskidZywiecki. • A region particularly generously endowed by nature is Malopolska. The mountain ranges of the Beskids and the area of Jura Krakowsko-Czestochowska, with its many forts from the era of the Piast dynasty, border the historic towns of the Lublin region, the industrial wonders of Swietokrzyskie and areas of natural interest such as the loessialRoztocze and the marshy Polesie.Krakowisthe most famous city of this region. Old Polish capital iswellknownallaroundtheworld.

  6. PODHALE & tatra mountains • Podhale, the cradle of Polish highland culture, stretches from the Tatra mountains to Orawa and Spisz. Its capital is Zakopane. Podkarpacie is best known for the BeskidNiski and Bieszczady mountains, in which there are scattered wooden Orthodox churches, reminders of the Lemki and Bojki who once lived here. • Polishhighland folklor isthe most recognizable and popular in Poland. Itsdialect, dresses, food but mostlymusicisveryunusual and great.

  7. The region of lodz • Across the middle of Poland lie the following regions: Wielkopolska, the cradle of the Polish state; next to it are the green lands of Lubuskie; the flat level plains of Mazoviawithcapitol of Poland - Warsaw; the region of Lodz; and Podlasie, a land of wild nature,multicultural border towns and villages with beautiful eastern churches. • The Łódź Province is situated in the centre of the country, within 200 km of the majority of the most important Polish cities, and within 1,500 km of nearly all European capitals. The most interesting ethnographic areas of the Łódź Province include the Łowicz, Opoczno, and Sieradz regions, which draw attention with colourful traditional dresses, rich folk art (weaving, pottery, embroidery, paper cutting), as well as with continuing customs and rites.

  8. Łódź – the city of contrasts • The capital of the region is Łódź, with an area of 293.3 km2 and 768,000 inhabitants. In the 19th century, Łódź was a huge industrial centre (the biggest in the country and one of the most prominent in Europe). In 1945, it became a temporary seat of government. Currently it is an important academic and cultural centre, a metropolitan area, and a fast-growing business centre. • On theotherhand Łódź isthe most rural city in Poland, as ithasjoinedwithneighbouringvillages. Although Łódź does not haveanyhills nor anylarge body of water, one canstillgetclose to naturein one of thecity's many parks, most notably Łagiewniki (thelargest city park in Europe) and „Zdrowie” withitszoological park and botanicalgardens.

  9. the most famousin Łódź • Piotrkowska Street isthemainartery and attractionstretchingnorth to south for a littleover five kilometres, makingit (one of) thelongest commercial streetsintheworld. A few of thebuildingfrontshavebeenrenovated and date back to the 19th century. • Thelargest 19th Centurytextilefactorycomplexwhich was built by Izrael Poznanskihasbeenturnedinto a shopping centrecalled "Manufaktura" whichis an example of a modern business whichoperatesinrestorednineteenthcenturybuildings.

  10. Złotno – district of Łódź • EKO-JUNIOR hasits seat in a greendistrict of LodzcalledZlotno. Thisareaincludes old suburbancountryside. Thedistrictisstill a rural place withfields, meadows and smallforests. One canobservethathorses and mulesarepasturedwithinthearea. • On theotherhanditbegan to be a very popular place for people of high standing, whohavebuilttheirhousesinthedistrict. • Zlotnostillremainsnature of a smallvillagewithchurch and ice-cream cafe as a maininformation and social center.

  11. EKO-JUNIORa VERY SPECIAL PLACE • EKO-JUNIOR is a smallkindergartenwith 25 pupilsfromage of 2,5 to 6. Thereworkthreeteachers, twowithyounger group and one witholder one. We areveryclose as a community. Itgives as many possibilities to cooporatewithparentsinpropereducation of ourpupils.

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