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


  • Two local papers have written articles about our Highly Commended recognition at the annual UK eTwinning Awards in 2017. Here is the article from the Craven Herald.


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    - Posted by Diana Linford, 15.07.2017


  • Two local papers have written articles about our Highly Commended recognition at the annual UK eTwinning Awards in 2017. Here is the article from the Keighley News.


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    - Posted by Diana Linford, 15.07.2017


  • On Monday 26th June the bookmarks from Eastburn arrived in Dzierżoniów. Polish students finished the school year on Friday 23rd June and they will be able to see the bookmarks in September. Thank you dear students. I like the bookmarks a lot!


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    - Posted by Anna Szczepaniak, 27.06.2017


  • At the UK national eTwinning awards ceremony last weekend, on Saturday 10 June 2017, this project was Highly Commended. The assessor commented:
    “This creative project based on true life stories around a bear is truly engaging and clearly motivated the students and staff involved. With creativity, literacy and language development at the core there was engagement across the curriculum. Excellent use of active learning, IT, collaboration and review. The bear character created clearly demonstrates student's effort and enthusiasm. A really individual eTwinning project with history at its heart.”


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    - Posted by Diana Linford, 19.06.2017


  • Our project on display at the UK eTwinning conference 2017!


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    - Posted by Diana Linford, 10.06.2017