St. Patrick’s Day 2020

St. Patrick’ s Day is one of the world’s greatest national holidays.  But in this year a number of Ireland’s St. Patrick’s Day parades have been cancelled over fears the mass gatherings would contribute to the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
The St. Patrick’s Day festival in Ireland takes place annually from March 13-17.

One of the biggest parades, in Dublin, was due to happen this week. The city cancelled the celebration over coronavirus fears.

Although our students are at home now some of them have remembered about this special day.

Well done, Victoria! 

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St. Andrew’s Day – Andrzejki

‚Andrzejki’ took place in our school on 29th November.

Andrzeju, Andrzeju             Andrew, Andrew                                                                Prosimy dziś Ciebie,             We ask you today,                                                              Pozwól nam zobaczyć          Let us see                                                                              Co pisane nam w niebie.      What’s written to us in heaven.

The group of students from classes 4-8 prepared fortune-telling for all students from the school. For two hours they themselves changed into ‚divination masters’. We have predicted our profession, travels awaiting for us or the name of the chosen one, where in the world we will meet a chosen girl’s heart. We have come to know a further and closer future. There were runes of runes, using dice and playing cards. We were looking something under the cups. There was a disco too. Everyone had a great time. We hope that all good fortune-telling will come true. In the pictures, the snapshots from this event.

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Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations

Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration that happens annually on 17 March to mark the death date of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. It is also a public holiday in Ireland. The colour green, pots of gold, shamrock, and leprechaun are often associated with the celebration.

Most people, whether they are Irish or not, wear green on this day. One of the Irish traditions is to pinch anyone who is not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day.

The shamrock is worn as a badge. Three is Ireland’s magic number and the three leaves that make up the shamrock are supposed to bring good luck. They also represent the Holy Trinity in the Christian religion.

The leprechaun is a small Irish fairy who dresses like a shoemaker. Leprechaun is an unfriendly little man who lives alone in the forest, spending time making shoes and guarding their gold treasures. If you catch a leprechaun, he’ll be forced to tell you where he hides his pots of gold.

There are photos of our celebrations

Karolina, your cupcakes were yummy! 🙂

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Polish Carnival traditions

The Rio de Janeiro or the Venice Carnival celebrations are well known around the world. What about Polish Carnival?

Carnival, known as old Polish ‘zapusty’, in Poland is a time from New Year to Ash Wednesday.

During this time are held very fashionable carnival parties. Schools in Poland usually organise special dress-up parties for their students. Children dress up as their favourite characters from fairy tales or favourite heroes.

In the last week of the carnival – known as ‘ostatki’ – we eat delicious ‘faworki’ and ‘pączki’.At the Fat Thursday on the Polish tables cannot miss the delicious doughnuts.

In our school also took place carnival fun. Children played in the rhythm of disco music. They dressed up as favourite characters and had great fun.

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The celebration of Polish Independence Day in our school

Poland celebrates Independence Day on November 11. This year marks the centenary of regaining independence after more than 120 years of foreign rule.
Our school prepared an artistic programme consisting of poetry, music and visual footage presenting Polish history.
Today at exactly 11:11 am, students from our school have sung the national anthem to celebrate independence centennial. MP.

We are against bullying!

Our students and teachers stand together against bullying! They are joining together and taking action to create safe school, free from bullying and intolerance.

Our project has inspired students to develop and share ways to resist bullying and promote an atmosphere of acceptance and inclusion.

Remember! Be a good friend, be polite, show respect and work together!

Chocolate workshop

Class 5a and 5b were at Manufaktura Czekolady. This is the magical world of chocolate! We took part at the workshops. We made chocolates bars. Each chocolate bar was unique. We tasted cocoa beans and drank hot chocolate. We watched the presentation ‘From the cocoa bean to the chocolate bar’. Now we know how the chocolate is produced.

Here are some interesting facts:

  • Chocolate contains antioxidants, which protect human cells from damage and aging.
  • Eating chocolate triggers the release of endorphins, known as the hormones of happiness.
  • The cocoa contained in chocolate inhibits the growth of bacteria that produce acids which score dental enamel.
  • By replacing high-calorie desserts with a small portion of good chocolate you can lose weight without giving up sweets.
  • Chocolate is an excellent source of potassium, iron, phosphorus, zinc and copper.

 

Saint Patrick’s Day

Celebrations in Ireland

People around Ireland celebrate St.  Patrick’s Day because he is the patron saint of the country. There are parades in  most towns and villages. A week-long St. Patrick’s festival takes place in Dublin. It includes a firework display, open-air music, and a traditional parade. St.  Patrick’s Day parades in Ireland started in the late 19th century.

Green is the colour of Ireland. Some people say that you can find 40 shades of green in the Irish countryside. On St. Patrick’s Day many people wear a bunch of shamrocks on their lapels or caps. In the past, girls also wore green ribbons in their hair.

There are symbols of St Patrick’s Day:

Shamrock

  • Patrick used it to teach about God
  • may bring you good luck

Leprechaun

 

  • has got a pot of gold
  • lives in the forests  of Ireland
  • is very quick
  • will give you his treasure if you catch him

 

 

Happy New Year!

New dreams, new hopes, new experiences and new joys!

Whishing you good health and prosperity in this year!

 

„The new year stands  before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals”.   Melody Beattile