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We are the Champions !

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Since the schoolyear started our school football team has been competing with other high schools from Częstochowa. It wasn’t easy, but after winning 7 matches they got to the big final which took place on October 10th. We were playing with Bieganski high school. Both teams were really well-prepared for this match but only one could win.
The day was cold and foggy, not good for a game, and after around 20 minutes of the match, it started raining… But even the rain couldn’t stop our team. They scored two goals, the first one gained Krzysztof Glin, and the second one, after only a few minutes, Bartosz Lis. But then a while after that our team lost 2 goals. Fortunately, nobody gave up. Few minutes before the end, Kajetan Sikora scored the third, and the last goal for Kopernik high school. And that was the end. We won the big finale with Bieganski high school with the score of 3:2. Our team became the champion second time in a row. Neither freezing could nor the rain could stop our footbalers. We hope to see them winning in the next, regional gameplays.

news and photos by Nikodem Buszko from 1 G, edited by Ms Joanna Wołkowicka

 

 

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Celebration of European Day of Languages in the City Hall

On the occasion of European Day of Languages on 26 September the City Hall in Częstochowa invited high school students to take part in a debate of professional translators, under the heading “Znajomy język obcy” (”Familiar foreign language”). Our students had a chance to see what being a translator of languages such as English, Italian, Spanish, German or Chinese is all about. Also they got to know many types of translation. The students that graduate from school this year could ask anything about the profession of a translator.

The debate allowed us to discuss important aspects of the translator’s work: advantages and disadvantages of the profession, personal features that translators need to have, and the importance of the need to broaden our knowledge, so the translation is clear and understandable.

The debating translators talked about the obstacles they had to overcome to be professionals, and also told students some funny stories that they had experienced.

The students left the City Hall being encouraged to do their best to become  professional translators  🙂

Here’s a short news report in local media about this event http://tvntl.pl/2017/09/29/kurier/europejski-dzien-jezykow-czestochowie

news prepared by Klaudia Capiga and Natalia Mróz from class 3 b edited by Ms Joanna Wołkowicka

THIRD ROYAL BABY?!

It is said that Prince Willilam with his wife Kate are expecting next baby! That would be their third child. So Prince George and Princess Charlotte will have a brother or sister. People said that Kate is pregnant after visting Poland,  beacause in Poland Kate hinted her husband she wanted to have more kids. Would it be Polish Royal Baby?

UK bookies reported a run on the next royal baby’s name. They say it’wll be a princess. According to oddschecker.com, most betting sites favoured the name is Alice (at 10 to 1 odds). BoyleSports puts both Alice and Victoria at 8 to 1 each.

Both names have got royal precedent.Victoria would honor the beloved Queen Victoria, who ruled from 1837 to 1876. And Alice also has history with the royal hierarchy, considering Queen Victoria’s second daughter was graced with the name. Alice was also the name of Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, who was Queen Elizabeth’s aunt.Some other popular suggestions include Alexandra or Mary.

When it comes to boys, Arthur and Philip are the most favourable. Arthur is both Prince Charles and Prince William’s middle name, which makes it a strong contender. Philip is the name of the baby’s grandfather.

Some other suggestions in the baby name game include Diana (at 25 to 1 odds), as well as Donald !!! (as in US President Trump- at 50 to 1 odds),according to Sky Bet, a British gambling cpmpany.

You can read an article and find more information on http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/people-are-already-placing-bets-on-the-third-royal-babys-name/ or http://www.nottinghampost.com/news/celebs-tv/kate-middleton-prince-william-expecting-420243

 

Written by Olga Baranowska from III b and Mrs Marzena Kossak-Wąchała

Autumn’s here …

United Kingdom general election, 2017

The UK’s early election, which was announced in April, took place on 8th June 2017 all over the country. By this election Prime Minister Theresa May wanted to increase the power of her party (Conservative Party) in House of Commons. As a result, the Conservatives have won, but they didn’t manage to gain majority of seats. That kind of situation is called in British politics „hung parliament”, which means none of the parties can rule independently. The second largest party after the election is Labour Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn. The difference between votes cast on those two parties is really small and many people take it as May’s failure, despite the victory of the Tories. If Theresa May wants to create strong government, she will need to hurry. The Labouries have declared their will to form the minority government. They also want current Prime Minister to resign. If Theresa May will bow the knee to the Labour Party? If there will be no softer Brexit? Time will tell.

Surveries have predicted the victory of the Conservative Party. However, the predicted advantage of the Conservatives over the Labouries was bigger.

Source: BBC

Written by Kacper Górak from 2b.

London attack on London Bridge and nearby Borough Market

On 3rd June 2017 people all over the world found out about the shocking terror attack in the
heart of London which left 11 people dead (including 8 victims and 3 attackers) and up to
48 people injured.
The attack was conducted using a white Renault van hired a few hours earlier by Khuram
Butt, the ringleader. Three terrorists are believed to have used a rented flat in east London
to prepare for the attack arming themselves with kitchen knives with ceramic blades and
fake explosive belts. At 21:58 British Summer Time the van travelled south across London
Bridge in an apparent reconnaissance of the target. Then, it returned six minutes later,
mounted the pavement and hit multiple pedestrians, killing three of them. After the crash
of their van on Borough High Street, the attackers ran towards Borough Market area,
which was bustling with people enjoying themselves on a balmy Saturday evening. There,
they shivved four people in the restaurant called Borough Bistro. One witness reported that
the terrorists shouted “This is for Allah”. Later on, they rampaged through the area,
entering many pubs and restaurants to stab anyone in sight. Finally, the three attackers
were shot dead by armed officers from the City of London and Metropolitan Police forces
outside the Wheatsheaf at 22:16. The official death toll raised to eight after recovering the
last victim from Thames.
The Metropolitan Police advised the public to run or hide from any attacker and to remain
calm. All buildings in the neighbourhood were evacuated and London Bridge, Borough and
Bank tube stations were closed due to the request of the police. Furthermore, new security
measures were introduced on eight central London bridges after the attack to prevent
further vehicle attacks, with the installation of large barriers made of concrete.
In the morning after the incident the Prime Minister Theresa May returned to Downing
Street from campaigning for the general election and said the UK “cannot and must not
pretend that things can continue as they are” as she set out tough measures to tackle
terrorism in response to the attack. She also said that there must now be greater regulation
of the internet and that existing online “safe spaces” that allow terrorism to “breed” must
be eradicated.
On the same day, the Home Secretary Amber Rudd, said: “We are confident about the fact
that they were radical Islamic terrorists, the way they were inspired, and we need to find
out more about where this radicalisation came from.” Later that day, Amaq News Agency,
an online outlet associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), said the
attackers were ISIS fighters. On 5th June, two of the attackers were identified as Khuram
Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane. The third attacker, Youssef Zaghba, was identified the
following day.

We invite you to share condolences for the victims of the London Terrorist Attack in our Guest Book.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-40147164

http://www.legacy.com/news/celebrity-deaths/notable-deaths/article/london-terrorist-attack-victims

Written by Damian Adamowski from 2b.

When they were counting for the concert, they didn’t know that they were counting for their death.

Many people had been waiting for this day for a long time. No one expected that it would end like that. On  22nd of May 2017, Ariana Grande was performing a concert from her Dangerous Women Tour in Manchester Arena. When people were leaving the show, it was an explosion outside the arena. People who were inside started to panic. The explosion killed at least 22 people and more than hundred people were injured.

After that people started to look for their friends and families on social media. Some of them were found, but not all. Explosion killed 2 Polish people. They were parents, who were waiting for their daughters after the concert. Their older daughter started to look for them using Facebook, but unluckily they died in explosion. This experience showed that social media have power.

The star was really broken after it happened. It was some rumors that she would cancel her tour. It is also said that Ariana will pay for victims funerals, but no one said if it’s true.  Also a homeless man, who was sleeping close to arena, become a hero, because he was helping people, who were injured.

Black ribbon with pair of bunny ears which pays tribute to fans killed in Manchester attack.

Prime Minister Theresa May has been chairing a meeting of the government’s emergency Cobra committee. She described it as a ‘callous attack’ on the victims – including ‘defenceless children’. You can watch her on BBC NEWS  on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT671j39V4k

News prepared by Olga Baranowska from 2b, edited by Mrs Marzena Kossak-Wąchała