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The event took place on September 17, 2021 in Kamyk. An integration trip was organized with all the first grades of our school. As a result of the fact that there were a lot of us, we traveled by separate buses. When our class arrived, we were waiting impatiently for the arrival of the next first classes. While we were waiting for them, I said to my friend Ola that we would start dancing various dances so that we would not be cold, because the weather at that time was moderate. People from all classes joined us while we were dancing. We danced, among others “Belgian girl”, “kaczuszki” and “chocolate” During the last dance, the rest of the classes d, e and f arrived. When it turned out that everyone was there, presentations of the classes began. It was such a contest. Our class danced a dance and we read a poem. Other classes also danced, read, sang and even played the flute. It was amazing. After presenting all the classes, there was a “disco”. We all danced, we got to know each other in the meantime and it was great. Later it was time for dinner. There were chickens, potatoes and salad. There were also sweets such as cakes or cookies. We were also offered lemonade or compote. Waiting for the verdict of which class performed the best, we continued to dance and had a good time. When it was time to decide on the competition, each class gathered at the stage and listened to the verdict. It turned out that our class was the winner of this competition. We were very happy. After the evaluation, we continued the dance, unfortunately it was the last minutes of our stay in Kamyk. At the end we all gathered and danced the last “Belgian girl”. It was an amazing day!

news prepared by Sandra Harabas from class 1 A, edited by Ms J. Wołkowicka

photos by Natalia Koźbiak and Zuzanna Tatarczyk

It was a beautiful sunny day on September 11, 2001. On that day in New York, the sun rose at 6.33 a.m. The first offices in the WTC opened at around 7. Everything seemed to be routine. Nothing foretold the horrific tragedy that was to unfold within hours and that would change the USA and the entire world forever.

At around 9 a.m., Al-Queda-affiliated terrorists hijacked passenger planes and launched attacks on the twin towers of WTC in New York and part of the Pentagon building in Arlington. A planned fourth strike was thwarted by passengers, who fought the terrorists. The machine crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

In total, 2,977 individuals died in the attacks, not including the hijackers (six Poles). 6,291 people were injured and 26 are still believed to be missing. In a single day, the New York City Fire Department lost 343 officers – the most among all emergency services. As many as 75 fire stations lost at least one firefighter.

Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks, the World Trade Center’s towers rise in New York City, amidst which sits a memorial to the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks that stabbed America and the world in the heart.  Despite the progress of the rebuilding project, thousands of people still get sick from the toxic smoke that drifted from the nearby buildings (more than 111,000 people are covered by a special treatment programme).

During the annual commemoration of the attack at Ground Zero, the full list of names of all those who died is read out.

The only difference this year was that the reading of the list was pre-recorded and then played back,rather than transmitted live as in previous years.

Current US President Joe Biden participated in the ceremony. Earlier, his message to the nation was also shared on Twitter, where, among other things, he mentions the unity of his countrymen in difficult times.Other notable individuals who attended the event included former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.George W. Bush, the President of the United States who was in office at the time of the terrorist attack, attended the ceremony in Pennsylvania.

Undoubtedly, the current situation in Afghanistan is greatly affecting the atmosphere of these celebrations. The Taliban’s have returned to power as they did twenty years ago. Both Afghan veterans and Afghans living in the USA cannot hide their bitterness after the recent events.

After two decades, the New York tragedy that occurred on September 11, 2001, has been subdued by the media. The anniversary editions of the press are dominated by reports and interviews with survivors. However, it is with the help of photographs, as the first impulse showing the enormity of the tragedy, that the image of the immensity of the suffering which befell the American people on September 11, 2001, has been consolidated in the collective memory.

We think it’s always a good idea to watch some movies about WTC attacks. There is a list below – some movies worth watching:

·  “102 Minutes – The Attack on WTC” (“102 Minuty, Atak na World Trade Center”) – a documentary film awarded with Emmy Award in 2009. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMAFvKJvwMc&t=373s

·  “Fahrenheit 9.11”

·  “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” (2011) – “Strasznie głośno, niesamowicie blisko”

·  “Reign over me” (2007) – “Zabic wspomnienia”

·  “The Report” (2019) – ” Raport”

·  “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” (2012) – “Uznany za fundamantalistę”

·  “Worth” (2020)- “Ile warte jest ludzkie życie?”

·  “United 93” (2006) – “Lot 93”

·  “Zero Dark Thirty” (2012) – “Wróg numer jeden”

·  “World Trade Center”

·  “Remember me” (2010) – “Twój na zawsze”

You can read more about the plots, actors etc. on: https://www.cfr.org/blog/seven-movies-worth-watching-about-911

Written by Natalia Ślusarczyk from class 3f, edited by Mrs M.Kossak-Wąchała

So https://satkurier.pl/news/150782/11-wrzesnia-atak-na-pentagon-w-national-geographic-channel.html urces:

Each country has its own traditional and unique clothing. China has a long story and through 3000 years people created many traditions and national costumes. In China there are 4 well-known outfits as Chinese people wear traditional clothes for special occasions like wedding, national days or birthdays.

1. Hanfu

The name “Hanfu” comes from people who belong to the Han ethnicity. It comes from a legend about Huangdi’s spouse – Leizu who made silk clothing. The clothing was constantly improved over the next generations. At first it was worn by the Hanfu dynasty and ruling class and later became a national costume. For many years it was improved, various accessories were added, such as jewellery, which showed Chinese culture. Over the years, many great and formal Hanfu styles have developed.

2. . Qipao (Cheongsam)

Cheongsam comes from the Manchu women’s chongpao (which is long gown) of the Qing Dynasty.  The Manchu people were also called the Qi people, so their long gown was named qipao (Qi gown).

Cheongsam is a classic dress for Chinese people which combines elegance and tradition. It’s designed to show female form, beauty, but it’s also an illusion of long legs. There are many rules how to wear properly Qipao.

3. Tang Suit

The tang suit is often a type of Chinese jacket rather than a clothing. The name comes from overseas Chinese. The Tang Empires was famous for being powerful so foreigners called them The Tang people and they clothes were called “Tang suits”. Nowadays, more and more young people like to take traditional marriage in China. Many young couple choose to get married in the Tang Suit.

4. Zhongshan Suit or Mao Suit

It’s a male clothing named after dr Sun Zhongshan (Sun Yat-sen) after founding the Republic of China in 1912. After the chairman Mao Zedong was seen wearing this outfit, it was named “Mao Suit”. After Sun Yat-sen’s death there’s the theory that the suit has patriotic meaning.







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Written by Olga Dyner from class 2a, edited by M.Kossak.

On September 4, 2021 for the first time in the new school year, we went on a qualified tourism trip to Beskid Mały under the supervision of Ms Roma Ociepa and in the company of Ms Joanna Wołkowicka and Ms Marzena Kossak-Wąchała. We started our trip in Kocierska pass (718 m), from where we travelled along the red trail to Potrójna (884 m) and then to Łamana Skała (929 m). We were accompanied by beautiful weather, which only emphasised the extraordinary landscape. After a short break to regenerate, we set off for our destination – Leskowiec (922 m). We travelled a long way, where we could admire beautiful views, and afterwards our efforts were rewarded with delicious sour soup in the PTTK Leskowiec hostel. We also visited Groń Jana Pawła II and took lots of photos of the local vegetation. The next trip will take place on September 19. Route: Poręba-Kamiennik-Przełęcz Sucha-Łysina-Lubomir-Łysina-Schronisko PTTK Kudłacze-Działek-Poręba. See you on the trail!

News and photos by Cezary Kołodziejczyk from class 3j and Marcin Szewczyk from class 3e, edited by Ms J. Wołkowicka