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...

Participating schools

The following schools take part in the project:

Szkoła Podstawowa nr 9 im.Mikołaja Kopernika w Dzierżoniowie (SP 9 Dzierżoniów)

School website

Szkoła Podstawowa nr 9 im. Mikołaja Kopernika in Dzierżoniów in south-west Poland  is a middle-sized school located in a mountainous region in south-west Poland. It provides education not only for students from Dzierżoniów, but from the nearest villages too. Currently, we have 483 pupils from 6 to 13 years old in 20 classes.  All the classes learn English as a second language. Our pupils come from different social levels and  some of their families get subsistence from a social  welfare program.

The school  is involved in numerous projects. Our school is a part of the network of Health Promoting Schools, a project supported by the Ministry of Education. Pupils of our school have participated in eTwinning projects being awarded European Quality Labels (22 projects) and National eTwinning Awards (four projects) for their excellent work.  Our school project "Discovering Europe with foreign languages" was also awarded with the European Language Label in 2006. In 2015 SP9 Dzierżoniów was awarded with a certificate: ‘Top school of the Decade in Poland’ for involvement and  successful work on eTwinning projects (only 10 schools in Poland were awarded). Working on eTwinning project teachers use  CLIL in teaching process, as the projects have concerned science and nature, history, culture, handcrafts, safety on the Internet, travel, healthy lifestyle and ecology.

This year we are celebrating the 55th anniversary and a film about school was made:

Eastburn Junior and Infant School

 

School website 

http://www.eastburn.bradford.sch.uk/

Eastburn JI School is a smaller than average primary school, with about 200 children aged from 4-11.  The school is situated in a small village in the Aire Valley, a former industrial region, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  The school has a growing number of children with English as a Second or Additional Language, whose families originally came from India or other countries in Europe.  The school has a strong commitment to language learning.  The school also has a strong commitment to developing children's social and emotional wellbeing through Nurture Groups and SEND provision. We have an active school choir.  The school has taken part in a number of eTwinning projects over the last five years and won a national UK eTwinning prize for language learning in 2013.  Our school has one building, which has been extended on several occasions, a playground, field, garden and wild area.  We have recently started to implement the 'Building Learning Power' teaching and learning strategy.

 

 

 

Author: Anna Szczepaniak
Last editor: Diana Linford