Since the 23 June Brexit is in the spotlight in all European Union countries. On this day a referendum was held. In it British people had to decide whether UK is leaving EU or not. Here’s why they called it “Brexit” – British and exit. The outcome indicated that “Leave” won 52% to 48%. Although, the result was not the same across the UK. England and Wales favoured Brexit, but Scotland and Northern Ireland voted “Remain”. So, opinions are divided. English people, who voted “Leave” feel really optimistic about the future of their country. It seems that they want to break free from the EU membership fees. However, the attitude of Scots is totally different. They want to conduct the second referendum in which Scottish people will decide if they want to make Scotland an independent country or not. Then, if they become independent, they will apply for EU membership. Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland is allegedly planning to separate from Britain and unite with Ireland. So, both Scots and the Irish feel hope for the new future. And what impact does Brexit have on Polish people, who in great numbers live and work in UK? Well, probably many of them will come back to Poland as the hostility and even racism has recently intensified or they’ll manage to stay there still and all. After all the Brexit process is going to last at least two years. We’ll see what will happen by that time.
Written by Matylda Kalinowska from 2b
This time of the year finally came. We had to go back to school.
For some students it is a very happy time, because they can meet their classmates after summer holidays. For others, what’s to come is challenging because they can learn new things. For the first year students it is just the beginning…., for some it is the last year of their education in Kopernik High School….
But I think most of students wish holidays were at least one month longer because they enjoyed their holidays a lot. Regardless of attitude towards school, on 1st September everyone came to school with a smile.
We hope that this school year will be great for us! Good luck!
News prepared by Olga Baranowska from 2b, edited by Marzena Kossak-Wąchała
The 7 th of April was a very special day for our school because we had an open day. We wanted to show the best side of our school and be remembered by middle school students. A lot of people tried their best to make it a perfect day. Both the oldest and the youngest students were involved and helped with preparations. Every class made a stand where they presented profile of their class to show the students from other schools how interesting studying here can be. Middle school students could come to the stands any time and ask anything they wanted to know about our school, teachers or subjects. Our school band was playing in the corridor in front of the gym. It made a nice atmosphere in the whole school. Our students showed every place in our school to the visitors. The last place on the visitors’ list was our gym which was the centre of open day. Our students showed their talents which included dancing, drama, cheerleaders. Probably the best attraction of the whole open day was the performance of Polish champion of yoyo Julek Rosa. It was such an amazing show and everyone will remember this for a long time. It was a busy day but everything went perfect! We didn’t even expect that so many students would come to see our school! So we hope that they will choose Kopernik and join us next year!
written by Martyna Sławińska, Natalia Mróz from I b ; edited by Ms Joanna Wołkowicka
On March 12th, , members of Grupa Pod Wiszącym Kotem took part in Scenes from Shakespeare Festival in English.
The competition was held in Lublin. 22 groups from the whole of Poland applied to participate in this contest. At the beginning, alumnus of our school – Konrad Popczyk, who had won Grand Prix in 2015, presented his monolog and told the audience about his stay in London (which was the prize). Outside the competition, Panopticum Theatre showed us a play called: „A time for such a Word as Death”. In my opinion, it was a masterpiece. Students from our school acted in two plays: “Seven” prepared by Prof. Beata Gendek – Barhoumi and “Chodź, tnij taśmy gorsetu” directed by Ewa Całus, Dominika Kałuzińska and Ewa Szyja. The English language consultant was dr Agnieszka Markowska. The first play was awarded with 3rd place. Afterwards, there was another competition refering to death in Shakespeare’s tragedies.
Everybody was quite content, because they put a lot of effort into preparation. Students also gained experience which will definitely help in their further adventure with drama.
News prepared by Sebastian Bożek from 1 B (and from Grupa Pod Wiszącym Kotem:) )
Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated worldwide by Irish people and increasingly by many of non-Irish descent. The oldest and largest parade in the world is held in New York City. Parades also take place in Dublin and in most other Irish towns and villages. Other large parades include those in Savannah, Georgia, Manchester, Montreal, and Boston. Large parades also take place in other places throughout Europe and the Americas, as well as Australia and Asia.
- Who was St. Patrick?
- Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland.
- When did he live?
- What did he look like?
The shamrock was chosen Ireland’s national emblem because of the legend that St. Patrick had used it to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity. The Trinity is the idea that God is really three-in-one: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.
The name leprechaun comes from the old Irish word “luchorpan” which means “little body.” A leprechaun is an Irish fairy who looks like a small, old man about 2 feet tall. He is often dressed like a shoemaker, with a crooked hat and a leather apron.
According to legend, leprechauns are aloof and unfriendly. They live alone, and pass the time making shoes. They also have a hidden pot of gold!
The color green
Wearing the color green is considered an act of paying tribute to Ireland. It is said that it also brings good luck, especially when worn on St. Patrick’s Day.
Many long years ago, playful Irish children began the tradition of pinching people who forgot to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day and the tradition is still practiced today.
news prepared by Natalia Simińska from 1 B
January 25th marks the annual celebration of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns. Find out about his life and poetry, the Burns supper, and this year’s festivities.
Read more about the festival and about Scotland!
Enjoy!!!listen to a traditional Scottish song at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to1xT93IlUI