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FIRST CHANCE FOR INTEGRATION

One of our school’s traditions is the integration rally dedicated to the first grade students, which always takes place at the beginning of September. This year it couldn’t be different, so on 11th September, punctually at 7.45 am freshmen gathered at the bus stop on Focha Street, from where we went by bus to Piasek, a small village near Częstochowa.

At first, the ambiance wasn’t really cool and relaxed, but thanks to our older friends from 3rd grade, the party started up and atmosphere became chilled-out.

Then, it was the time for group introductions. The shows were truly varied, starting with authorial songs, through roleplays, ending with dance choreographies. Each class’s performance was great and exceptional. Every single show was judged by the jury, but the indisputable winner was class 1g.

Afterwards, there was the time for sweet repast (there were delicious cakes and grilled sausages), and of course for dances.

Everybody was feeling the party spirit and having fun, but all good things must come to an end, so about 1.pm we went back to Częstochowa regretting, that this event lasted for a short while.

We are hoping, that pretty soon we’ll have the opportunity to spend time together, having so much fun like it was that day.

News prepared by Dagmara Cichoń from 1b, edited by Ms M.Kossak.  Photos by Agata Kapuścińska from 2 g.

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New York Fashion Week

The New York Fashion Week takes place twice a year. The collection for next year’s autumn is presented in winter, and the spring collection is shown in autumn. Fashion Week in New York opens the world fashion series Weeks. The next ones take place in London, Paris and Milan.

The first Fashion Week took place in New York in 1943. Paris could not organize fashion shows due to the war. Then it was decided to organize a series of shows and join them in a weekly industry event held in New York.

Things you must have in autumn!!!

This year,in September, around 163 brands appeared in the American metropolis! There were both internationally renowned designers and young startup companies. During the current Fashion Week, designers presented the collections of the spring-summer, we found out what awaits us in the near future.  Autumn-winter season 2018/2019 in terms of trends is really avant-garde.

Designers are trying to convince us to clothes and accessories, which would be considered ridiculous not so long ago. Spots, neon green, python skirts, blouses with big logos and cowboy boots are on top again. Cowboy boots are one of the trendiest shoes for the autumn of 2018. Social media such as instagram have certainly contributed to their popularity.

It’s a must-have for 2018, for which you do not have to spend money. All you need is old scarves. It’s important to tie your hair with it, just like girls on instagram, for example Jessica Mercedes.

Designers made leather (natural or eco) the trendiest material of the season in autumn 2018. Fashionable are both leather ramones, coat, jacket and suit.  It used to be kitsch, now it’s a hit.

Logotypes are on top again, and wearing handbags / caps / t-shirts / jackets / blouses with a large visible logo is no longer fashionable. This trend is promoted by fashion houses such as Gucci and Dior.

What does await us in the spring and summer?

Many designers have so many different perspectives on spring and summer trends. I encourage you to see their collection. One of them is the new Tom Ford collection. This time the designer presented a very coherent collection in shades of black, lilac violet, brown, beige. It was a real mix of romantic drapes! Models and audience were delighted with fitted jackets and jackets made of embossed leather, lace tops and sensual skirts. Tom Ford explained: “I feel that fashion has somehow got lost and it is easy to get carried away by trends that have lost contact with what women and men want to wear. Looking at the harshness of the world, the more palatable palette of colors seemed to be the better this season. ”

Personally, I agree with the designer’s words. Nowadays fashion is mixed up. On all sides we are surrounded by so many trends that we do not know what we like. In fashion, the point is not to stand out and wear different clothes. That is why, it is so important to have your own taste. We should be inspired by events such as Fashion Week and create our own unique styles that describe us.

 

News prepared by Weronika Piotrowska from class II D.

 

Source: https://www.elle.pl/galeria/10-must-have-ow-na-jesien-2018/kowbojki-3

http://nyfw.com/designers-september-2018

https://www.elle.pl/artykul/calvin-klein-wiosna-lato-2019

http://viva.pl/tagi/fashion-week-48426-r7/

https://www.elle.pl/tag/fashion-week

https://www.elle.pl/galeria/tom-ford-wiosna-lato-2019/kolekcja-tom-ford-ss19-47

Source (pictures): https://www.elle.pl/galeria/tom-ford-wiosna-lato-2019/kolekcja-tom-ford-ss19-9

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You won’t find this in a typical guidebook… Read before you decide where to go on holidays!

 

There are many astonishing places in the world,  WHERE YOU CAN GO ON HOLIDAY. But vast majority of these are underrated because of more popular destinations. This article is a presentation of untypical places worth visiting.

 

  • Cheddar Gorge (Somerset, England) – if you like Polish Jurassic Highland, you’ll love this limestone gorge; beautiful landscapes and caves exploration are only a few tourist attractions of this place.

  • White Cliffs of Dover (Kent, England) – immortalized by Słowacki’s „Kordian” town of Dover is famous for its magnificent chalk cliffs; sometimes, thanks to the good weather, you can look across the English Channel and see the coast of France.

  • Minack Theatre (Cornwall, England) – it may look like Minack Theatre was raised in Ancient Times, but it was built in 1930’s; cultural events are held there from Easter to September.

  • Castle Stalker (Scotland) – built in 14th century Castle Stalker is located near town of Port Appin; it’s also one of the places, where film „Monty Python and the Holy Grail” was shot.

  • Giant’s Causeway (County Antrim, Northern Ireland) – this marvelous coastline, made of hexagonal, basalt columns is regarded as one of the natural wonders of the U.K.

  • Rainbow Bridge National Monument (Utah, United States) – made of sandstone Rainbow Bridge is often regarded as the world’s highest natural bridge (13 m).

  • Hamilton Pool Preserve (Texas, United States) – a natural pool surrounded by collapsed grotto and forest; incredible surroundings makes it the most unique pool in the world.

  • Horsetail Fall (California, United States) – this seasonal waterfall located in Yosemite National Park is a natural phenomenon, because of the light of the setting sun, which illuminates the water in February.

  • Antelope Canyon (Arizona, United States) – narrow paths and sandstone walls making people feeling tiny, the beauty of this slot canyon is also guaranteed by sunlight, which rarely dissapears from Arizona.

  • Capilano Suspension Bridge (British Columbia, Canada) – simple, but amazing bridge across the Capilano River; if you are afraid of heights just focus on the woods surrounding the bridge.

  • Jasper National Park’s Icefields Parkway (Alberta, Canada) – this is a great place for admiring glaciers of Rocky  Mountains; breathtaking views provided.

  • Shark Bay (Gascoyne, Australia) – not only Eastern Australia has interesting places to visit; exceptional fauna and flora and stunning views of the bay have been appreciated even by

  • Lake Hillier (Goldfields-Esperance, Australia) – the main thing which is noticeable about this lake is its colour; the pink water is possible thanks to algaes which are living in the lake.

  • Mount Ngauruhoe (New Zealand) – apart from being a mountain Ngauruhoe is also an active volcano; it was used in Peter Jackson’s „The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy as a stand-in for Mount Doom.

  • Putangirua Pinnacles (New Zealand) – geological formation located in a valley in the Aorangi Ranges; it also appeared in Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of Tolkien’s „The Lord of the Rings”

 

Sources of photos: TripAdvisor, CNN, Youtube, meteoprog.pl

 

Written by Kacper Górak IIIB.

 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ride in an Ascot Landau after their wedding ceremony to Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married on May 19, 2018. The chosen date fell on the same day as they FA Cup final at Wembley, a match that Primo Harry’s best man, the Duke of Cambridge, usually attends as president of the Football Association to present the trophy. The marriage of Prince Harry and Markle took place in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle at 12pm. They became the 16th royal couple to celebrate their marriage at Windsor Castle since 1863. After the couple got married they undertook a carriage procession from St George’s Chapel through Windsor town returning to Windsor Castle along the Long Walk.

news prepared by Aleksandra Krzyczmonik from 1 A

more pictures and news at http://www.royal.uk

 

April 21 – Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday

On April 21st, Queen of the United Kingdom – Elizabeth II celebrates her 92nd birthday.
Born in 1926, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary is already the longest-serving British monarch in history (66 years on duty ), she even surpassed her great–great–grandmother – Queen Victoria. Her coronation on June 2nd 1953 was watched in television by 27 million British people and listened in the radio by 11 millions.

Though, it is not the only day, when the Queen celebrates her birthday. She does it twice a year: once on 21 April (her actual birthday) and (usually) the second Saturday in June (her official birthday). This year it will be on 8 June.

The Queen usually spends her actual birthday privately, but the occasion is marked publicly by gun salutes in central London at midday: a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park, a 21 gun salute in Windsor Great Park and a 62 gun salute at the Tower of London.

On her official birthday, Her Majesty is joined by other members of the Royal Family at the spectacular Trooping the Colour parade.
Trooping the Colour is a parade with over 1400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians who come together in a great display to mark The Queen’s official birthday with all the pomp. The streets are filled with crowds waving flags and coming along with the parade that marches from the Buckingham Palace to The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade. All this if finished by the RAF fly–pass, watched by Members of the Royal Family from Buckingham Palace balcony.

In celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s birthday, here are some interesting facts about her:
– during her reigns she paid 256 official visits in 129 countries
– she speaks French fluently
– she is a patron of more than 620 charity organisations
– she is the last British monarch who didn’t go to school
– as the first of all, she sent an e–mail (1976) and tweet (2014)
she loves dogs (her favourite dog breed is the corgi)
– during her reigns she met 12 Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom
– her marriage with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh last 71 years
– she loves Downton Abbey series
– she received more than 3000000 letters
– she is the only person in Great Britain who doesn’t have to have a driving licence

News prepared by Matylda Kalinowska from 3b, another  final year student, who is about to take Matura exams on May. Good luck Matylda! and thanks for your cooperation!

https://www.royal.uk/queens-birthday
https://www.royal.uk/trooping-colour
http://british-royal-family.blogspot.com/2015/09/elzbieta-ii-najduzej-panujacym-monarcha.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-36013958

Royal wedding is on the way

Soon after the engagement of Prince Henry of Wales, known as Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle, who is a former American actress, in December 2017 Kensington Palace confirmed on Twitter that their wedding will take place in the immediate future and will be paid for by the Royal Family. Harry and Meghan have said they are looking at ways to make their wedding an event that members of the public can feel a part of. Here are some arrangements and titbits concerning the upcoming event in which you might get interested.

The couple is going to tie the knot on the 19th of May 2018 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The venue hasn’t been chosen randomly. Namely, it was previously the site for the weddings of Prince Harry’s uncle, the Earl of Wessex, and his cousin, Peter Phillips. Also, the blessing for the marriage of the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles took place there in 2004.

Invitations have been sent to about 600 guests, with 200 selected closest friends who will attend the evening reception at Frogmore House. Their producer is Barnard & Westwood, holding ”a Royal Warrant for Printing & Bookbinding by Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen” for over 30 years. Die-stamped in gold, each invitation features The Three Feather Badge of The Prince of Wales and reveals that the dress code is Uniform, Morning Coat or Lounge Suit, or Day Dress with Hat. The ceremony appears to be rather a small one as in April 2018, it was announced that domestic and international political leaders was not required for the wedding and that Prime Minister Theresa May and other leaders would not be attending it. President of the US Donald Trump and former US President Barack Obama are also believed not to have been sent invitations.

The Duke of Cambridge is expected to be Harry’s best man. Prince George and Princess Charlotte are likely to be pageboy and flower girl. Ms Markle may choose a bridesmaid from her closest friends – Canadian stylist Jessica Mulroney and Indian actress Priyanka Chopra are bound to be considered in the choice. There is a lot of attention towards Meghan Markle’s wedding dress. While it is unlikely that the name will be revealed until Markle arrives at St George’s chapel in Windsor on May 19th, British couture company Ralph & Russo is the biggest favourite. However, there is no certainty concerning the design.

Claire Ptak, who is an owner of prestigious bakery in London, has been chosen to create the royal wedding cake. As Kensington Palace confirmed, “Prince Harry and Ms Markle have asked Claire to create a lemon elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright flavours of spring. It will be covered in buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers.” Speaking of flowers, Meghan and Harry have selected famous florist Philippa Craddock to design their wedding bouquet and flowers for decoration. Her team will be accompanied by a team from St George’s Chapel and Buckingham Palace  in choosing garden roses, foxgloves, branches of beech and peonies, which are Markle’s favourite flowers.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will be shown on television. It has been announced that the couple will marry at midday. Later on, at 1pm, the newlyweds will undertake a two mile tour of Windsor greeting well-wishers. They will leave Windsor Castle by carriage on Castle Hill, travelling along the High Street and through Windsor Town, finishing off with the return along the Long Walk for their reception.

An interesting fact is that during the reception, Ms Markle may break from convention by giving a speech consisting of praise of her new husband, thanks to the Queen and a few suitable jokes. Mr Markle, an award-winning Hollywood writing director, is expected to walk Ms Markle down the aisle, but may not make a formal speech in front of hundreds of guests.

I am really looking forward to seeing the event. Seldom do we have a chance to see such a spectacular ceremony.

NEWS PREPARED BY DAMIAN ADAMOWSKI FROM 3B. This is the last news/article written by Damian. Being the final year student, Damian is about to take Matura exams on May. Good luck! and thanks for your cooperation!

COME AND VISIT US ON 9TH APRIL!

We would like to invite all final year students from Junior High Schools from Częstochowa and the whole province to our school for a very special day. On 9th April 2017  we organize an OPEN DAY to present our High School.

Don’t  miss the chance to get to know our school as well as it is possible. We will welcome you with open arms!!!

As the needs of both students and parents change every year, our offer has some small modifications as well.

 

JUST TO REMIND YOU,  HERE ARE THE TYPES OF THE CLASSES FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR:

Classes with leading subjects for the year 2018/2019:
I a – Biology,  Chemistry, English
I b – Polish, English, History
I c – Polish, History, Civic Studies
I d– Mathematics, Physics, Information Technology
I e – Polish, Geography, Civic Studies
I f – Mathematics, English, Civic Studies
I g – Mathematics, Geography, English

The second language and its level to choose from: German, French, Russian.

 Maximum number of students – 30 !