Wojtek the Soldier Bear

The project will be an exploration of issues connected with the story of Wojtek, the ‘Soldier bear’. This brown bear became a member of the Polish army during the Second World War. He finished his life after the war in Edinburgh Zoo. Monuments to the bear exist in Poland, Scotland and England. Pupils will learn history and develop their creativ...

Project Journal

  • I visited Edinburgh last Saturday. Of course, I had to see the statue of Wojtek! Unfortunately, Princes Street Gardens were shut by the time I arrived, but here is a picture of the statue, with Edinburgh Castle behind (it was raining so it's a bit difficult to see the Castle- it is behind the tree, high up on a hill).

    Wojtek statue.jpg

    - Posted by Diana Linford, 13.03.2018

  • Last week Polish NSS announced the finalists of this year National eTwinning Awards - one of the finalists is our 'Wojtek the Soldier Bear'!
    - Posted by Anna Szczepaniak, 12.03.2018

  • I mentioned our 'Wojtek the Soldier Bear' project in an eTwinning training workshop for local teachers, held at Steeton Primary School last night.

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    - Posted by Diana Linford, 08.03.2018

  • Press release in local media in Dzierżoniów about eTwinning and Erasmus+ Conference and about 'Wojtek the Soldier Bear' project.

    Press release.jpg

    - Posted by Anna Szczepaniak, 02.03.2018

  • Yesterday I was taking about Wojtek project during regional conference for teachers in Dzierżoniów. We also made a small display about some of our project including 'Wojtek the Soldier Bear'.

    Wojtek on conference in Dzierżoniów.jpg

    - Posted by Anna Szczepaniak, 23.02.2018