The nationwide competition was entitled: „…Ale konkretnie?”. The students were supposed to prepare original work in English language based on this topic which wasn’t easy because of the whole idea of that type of poetry. The main theme was EXCLUSION.
Concrete poetry is an arrangement of linguistic elements in which the typographical effect is more important in conveying meaning than verbal significance. It is sometimes referred to as visual poetry, a term that has now developed a distinct meaning of its own. Concrete poetry relates more to the visual than to the verbal arts although there is a considerable overlap in the kind of product to which it refers. Historically, however, concrete poetry has developed from a long tradition of shaped or patterned poems in which the words are arranged in such a way as to depict their subject.
Kinga Król from class 1a ( leading teacher Anna Cholewa –Purgał ) took the 3 rd place (her work below) Congratulations!
Our school was represented by 5 more students, whose works were also really good.
Weronika Piotrowska (class 3d – leading teacher Marzena Kossak-Wąchała)
Aleksandra Sufin (class 2g – leading teacher Marzena Kossak-Wąchała)
Weronika Szydłowska (class 2g – leading teacher Marzena Kossak-Wąchała)
Wiktoria Marchewka (class 1e – leading teacher Anna Cholewa –Purgał)
Paulina Stankow (class 1e – leading teacher Anna Cholewa –Purgał)
News prepared by M.Kossak
In the school year 2019/20 the students from the class 2g: Sara Boral, Natalia Gondro, Aleksandra Gralak, Karolina Gruca, Jan Hreczański, Weronika Jelonek, Wiktoria Jeziak, Agnieszka Kluczna, Łukasz Krawczyk, Igor Leśkiewicz, Weronika Małek, Barbara Matczak, Bartosz Michalik, Katarzyna Pelka, Aleksandra Stępel, Hubert Jeziorowski, under the supervision of our English teacher, Mrs Marta Leśniak, took part in an international project ‘My City Tour’. Its purpose was to get to know different countries a little better, from the perspective of the youth. The other schools that we were co-working with were from Benevento from Italy, Barcelona from Spain, Istanbul from Turkey, Rethymnno from Greece, Jekabpils from Latvia and Sevlievo from Bulgaria.
The first tasks we got from the organiser were just about meeting each other on the site eTwinning. It was a brilliant opportunity for all of us to practise our English skills and to gain new friends with the interests similar to ours. The next ones though, were even more interesting and demanding, but everyone did a great job.
Among them, we had to record two videos. The first one is about our school:
The second one is about our city:
Other schools had to do the same thing, so we got to learn about the places where they live in, too. We also had to create a special logo for a project and write our own legend based on some special object from one of the countries. On this task we worked with the students from Italy and Latvia. In the end all the stories were put into an electronic book.
In my opinion, this project was an amazing initiative. Not only did it encourage us to get to know other cities but also our own. Moreover, it let us meet great new people and get to know each other better, since we had spent a lot of time working together and having fun. We will definitely never forget being a part of this wonderful, international project and we look forward to next ones.
News prepared by Karolina Gruca from class 2g, edited by Mrs M.Leśniak and Mrs M.Kossak
New virus pandemic – the coronavirus is already present around the world. People suffer from its causes not only through illness or economic crisis, but also by losing their lives.
Around the globe, the coronavirus has already consumed around 280,000 human beings. Society suffers from separation from loved ones, and older people need to be more careful and take advantage of the help of volunteers. Due to the implementation of quarantine, most of the buisnesses were closed, which put the global economy at a level it has not been in for several decades, and these are just some of the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
In all this tragedy, however, benefits nature, which only now, after a long break can fully breathe. When the economy works unchanged – Man exerts a strong impact on nature and its condition. People and their inventions are the cause of smog, contamination of rivers and seas.
THE UNKNOWN VIRUS TO US HAS COME TO THE RESCUE OF NATURE!
The effects of quarantine could be seen immediately. Major cities that suffer from the world’s worst air pollution have seen reductions of deadly particulate matter by up to 60% from the previous year, during a three-week lockdown period. Out of these extraordinary circumstances, we can see how changes in our society’s activities can have a momentous impact on our environment and the air we breathe.
The Indian capital New Delhi — which tops the world’s most polluted city lists — saw a 60% reduction in PM2.5 levels (PM2.5 – harmful microscopic particulate) from March 23 to April 13 from the same period in 2019. PM2.5 is considered dangerous because it it can lodge deep into the lungs and pass into other organs and the bloodstream, causing serious health risks.
Air pollution is already a global public health crisis, as it kills seven million people each year, according to the World Health Organization. Reducing global heat-trapping emissions is the best way to clean up our sky and prevent avoidable pollution-related deaths, scientists say.
The Chinese city of Wuhan (city of 11 million people in central China’s Hubei Province) , where the deadly virus was first identified, saw a 44% reduction in air pollution levels.
In Venice, which is visited by 4.5 million tourists annually, by inhibiting tourism, crystal clear water appeared in the famous canals, and fish and jellyfish, or even dolphins, which have not been seen there for a long time, because the water was very polluted.
Moreover, animals are taking advantage of the limited human activity, and they have started roaming empty streets and waterways. Kangaroos have been spotted in city streets in Australia, and goats have been seen at crosswalks in Wales. A herd of goats has taken over a deserted town centre, eating hedges and flowers from gardens!
Fortunately for people and unfortunately for nature – quarantine due to the coronavirus will one day end, which means that the state of air pollution will return to its tragic norm. We need to take care of our environment, because without much human influence on it – it immediately changes for the better and it should give us food for thought. The air is cleaner but unfortunately it won’t last forever.
We encourage you to watch the film from CBC THIS MORNING :
Article written by Oliwia Kluźniak from class 2b, edited by Mrs M.Kossak.
Prime Minister of England at the age of fifty five became a dad for the sixth time. On Wednesday 29th , April was born a baby son, who got a unique name. The mom of the baby and Prime Minister’s partner – thirty-two-year-old Carrie Symonds announced good news on Instagram.
Boris Johnson – Prime Minister of England has five children with two ex-wives. Four adult children – Lara, Milo, Cassie and Theodore- from a relationship with Marina Wheeler, lasting 25 years, and one child with Helen Macintyre, an employee of the London City Council at the time when Johnson was the mayor of the city. There is speculation that he has another child from an extramarital relationship.
Now he is a partner of Carrie Symonds, a younger woman. About the expectation of the first child leader, Johnson and his bride announced at the end of February. Then they also gave information about their engagement. He is also the first Prime Minister who lived with his partner without getting married on Downing Street.
As we know Boris Johnson was infected with coronavirus. The British Prime Minister admitted that at first he did not want to go to the hospital. Boris Johnson downplayed his health, but specialists convinced him to undergo treatment in a medical facility. Prime Minister recovered happily although his condition was not good. He had left the hospital only few weeks before his son was born.
Baby boy got a beautiful name – Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson. Carrie Symonds on the Instagram explained this choice. “We present Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, born on 29/04/2020 at 9 am. Wilfred after Boris’s grandfather, Lawrie after my grandfather, Nicholas in honor of Dr. Nick Price and Dr. Nick Hart – two doctors who saved Boris’s life last month “- wrote Symonds in a post. Mom of baby also posted a photo of the child with thanks to the employees of University College London Hospital, where a son was born. “I can’t be happier,” she added. Wilfred is a really healthy and strong boy.
I think that this gesture for doctors is wonderful and shows big gratitude for medics. It grabs hearts of the Bitish and people around the world.
News prepared by Oliwia Karczewska from class 2b, edited by Ms M.Kossak
Is Today Mother’s Day?
Chocolates bought out, piles of gifts, crowded florists, and a family dinner smell all over the house. Even forgetful knows, it’s May 26-Mother’s Day, but where does this tradition come from? Is this day the same all over the world?
The United Kingdom (Fourth Sunday in Lent)
England was the first country in the world to dedicate a day for mothers. The origins of the holiday dates back to 17th century, when children and domestic servants, were often sent to work in other villages. It was important for them to visit the “mother” house or church once a year during Lent. Mothering Sunday, because that was the name of the day, it was a time of special gratitude to mothers, during which long-awaited family gatherings took place.
The United States (Second Sunday in May)
In the United States, the idea of Mother’s Day was born in 1870, in the head of the writer Julia Ward Howe. However, the holiday gained its popularity majorly due to Anna M. Jarvis. She managed to reach the highest authorities including: Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft, for support of her idea. Anna also convinced her church in West Virginia to celebrate Mother’s Day on the second anniversary of her mother’s death- on the second Sunday of May. Thanks to her efforts President Woodrow Wilson designated Mother’s Day as a national holiday in 1914.
Thailand (August 12-the birthday of Queen Sirikit)
Mother’s Day is celebrated the most in Thailand. The preparations take several weeks. This has to do with celebrating Queen Sirikit. The houses are decorated with flowers, images of the queen, lights and flags. On this day, people go to the procession to the Grand Palace, where flowers are laid. In the evening, a national candle-lighting ceremony takes place. What’s more, children, to express their love and gratitude, offer jasmine flowers to their mother. In return, she gives them a blessing.
Mexico (May 10)
One of the most beautiful customs of Mother’s Day in the world takes place in Mexico. In the morning, children stand under the window of their mothers’ bedroom and sing to them a beautiful serenade. In addition to flowers, Mexicans give their mothers gifts that are so expensive that they sometimes have to collect money for them even several months earlier.
Australia (Second Sunday in May)
In this country, the tradition of pinning carnation flower to clothes is popular. Colorful ones mean that the person’s mother is alive and white ones mean that she is gone. Every child on this special day pampers their mother by preparing her breakfast in bed, gifts and cakes.
Serbia (March 8)
Mother’s Day celebrations in Serbia are completely different from the standard. In the morning, the children quietly enter the parents’ room and bind their mother. She is released only when she promises to give them sweets!
Italy (Second Sunday of May)
In Italy, this day has become the most popular day for family dinners in restaurants. However, the most important moment falls on dessert: Mothers traditionally have coffee and a heart-shaped cheesecake, or muffins in the same form.
Regardless of country and tradition this holiday reminds us of the importance of our mothers and that every mother deserves a million hugs for her unconditional love.
News prepered by Aleksanrda Sufin from 2g.
In the day of Charlotte’s 5th birthday Kensington Palace has released new photos made by her mother, Duchess of Cambridge – a keen amateur photographer. On the pictures we can see the princess delivering meals and food supplies to the ones in need. The girl visited elderly and vulnerable people living near to one of the Queen’s homes in Sandringham, who have been staying self-isolated due to COVID-19 pandemic. Charlotte seems to be very focused and involved, it’s visible that what she is doing makes her happy and satisfied. The entire family helped with a local initiative started by the monarch’s staff.
Charlotte, her siblings as well as their parents were taking part in the Sandringham Estate’s volunteering initiative, whose staff for over five past weeks has been delivering meals to people shielding from coronavirus.
The family was so encouraged in volunteering, that they even took part in preparing the dishes! They had spent several hours making pasta for pensioners. The initiative has helped so much, just in the first week alone there were around 1000 meals delivered!
Read some more facts about the celebrations!
news prepared by Ms Joanna Wołkowicka