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...


Our project is an opportunity to develop listening skills in English using interviews and documentaries in english.

Interview with Aileen Orr:

Prof. Wojciech Narębski (Small Wojtek) speech - the only living man who remembers Wojtek the soldier bear from time of WW2:

Author: Anna Szczepaniak
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