Thursday, June 23, 2011
This school year has just finished full of new experiences and friends. I just wanted to wish you happy and fun holidays. Remember that even when the exchange has finished you can keep your memories and friends forever.
My best wishes for alll of you
Friday, June 3, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Polish students with teachers went to Spain-Galapagar between 04.05 and 12.05 2011. We travelled about ten hours. First to Berlin airport by coach and then by plane to Madrid.
We met our Spanish friends and we started our visit with a day at school. On Friday we had a pleasure to meet the Mayor at the Town Hall. At the weekend we had free time with families. Some of us visited Santiago Bernabéu, shopping center or the amusement park in Madrid. This was very exciting and new experience. On Monday, after some sport activities at school, we saw the Monastery of El Escorial and took a trek to Philip II’s Chair. Afternoon was delicious and full of dance. Tuesday was the trip to Riofio Palace and visit to the Royal Cystal factory. As the last part we walked around Segovia and visited the Alcazar. The next day we were taken to Madrid. There we saw Royal Palace, Cathedral, Old Town Hall, Puerta del Sol, The Congress and El Prado Museum. Our last day was very active- we went to Amazonia Adventure Park in Cercedilla.
This exchange learnt us a lot of things, now we can speak English better and we don’t worry about communication with foreign speakers. Our Spanish friends were very friendly, open and caring. We would like say thank you to the teachers- Marisa, Ana, Juan, Jorge and Javier who made our stay nice and interesting. We hope we”ll meet again one day in Spain or Poland.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I hope you had a great time and we miss you all.
FUN FACTS ABOUT SPAIN
• They eat very very late – lunch from 2 to 4pm and dinner beginning at 9.00- 10.00pm
• Having breakfast at home is not common
• Madrid’s tap water is one of the best ever, it’s actually drinkable .
• Requesting for a second serving is taken as an indication that you liked the food.
• Mahou is the no 1 best selling beer in Spain
• You don’t have to leave any tip in Spain.
• When you buy a coffee, you can have: cortado ( strong just with a little milk), con leche ( with tons of milk) manchado ( milk with a little coffee),
• Spaniards like to party. The population goes out very often, and are always extremely elegant.
• They respect their free time – many of the tiendas close for 3hrs after lunch time
• Spaniards do botellon before they go to a club (drinking much cheaper drinks in someone’s house or in a park rather than paying triple inside a club)
• Spain has the highest number of bars ( 1 bar for 129 people) restaurants and coffee shops, in the European Union, more exactly 344.426 !!!
• Presenting oneself at a party at 12 or 1 am is ridiculously early; Spaniards start the night around 2 am and finish at 6-7am, after which they go to eat churros
• On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, at 6-7am, the subway is one of the most crowded spots in Madrid – everyone is going home and they are still very much alive –
• Teenagers in Spain normally start dating in groups when they are around 14 years of age and as couples at age 18.
• Instead of calling on a girl at her home, a boy usually prefers meeting her at a prearranged venue.
• Older women love their long expensive natural fur coats
• Football is their second religion. Soccer happens to be the most popular spectator sport in Spain. The important matches see the fans crowding homes as well as local bars.
• Playing the lottery is a national hobby
• Bullfighting in Spain, which is regarded as an art as well as a popular attraction, is its biggest and most controversial sport. Bullfighting is a central part of Spanish history, art and culture and there are bull rings in all important cities and even a few minor ones.
• Two years ago, you could practically smoke anywhere and everywhere in Spain: in class, on the plane, on the subway, in hospitals, etc. Now you can only smoke in the street.
• Around 40 per cent Spaniards between the 17 and 24 age group are smokers.
• Spaniards talk a lot and very fast.
• Spaniards habitually stand close and will, from time to time, touch one another on the shoulder while talking.
• Spaniards also kiss once on each cheek when meeting someone or when greeting and saying hello.
• Spaniards place a lot of importance on what others think of them.
• Most Spaniards are dark haired with dark eyes, not very tall.
• Seat is the only Spanish car brand.
• The biggest industry in Spain is tourism. Benidorm, a beach town nearby Alicante has got the third most hotel rooms in Europe after London and Paris.
• The Spanish hymn has no lyrics.
• Each regional country of Spain – Pais Vasco, Cataluña, Galicia – has its own language, hymn and flag
• El Castellano is the main language.
• Spaniards are not very good at learning other languages.
• Every English word is made into a Spanish one (freak turns into friqui/friki, iphone turns into ifon, CD turns into cede, DVD turns into deuvede, etc)
• Spain gained freedom from the Moors in Granada (the last stronghold of the Moors) in 1492.
• Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain in order to find the New World.
• Spain was among the most powerful empires in the world during the 16th century.
• For 40 years, between 1936 and 1975, Franco ruled Spain in the form of a dictatorship.
• Spain transformed itself from a very traditional poor society to a very modern rich one, reaching second place in the most visited countries in the world, with 59.2 million visitors a year (France is on first place with 81.9 million visitors, while the US is on third place, with 56 millions), as well as the second fastest growing population regarding immigration
• The Madrid-Barcelona route has the highest number of flights per week in the world.
• The Madrid subway system is the third in the world, by number of kilometres covered, after London and New York.
• Spain has been the biggest doner of organs in the world, for 15 consecutive years !!!.
• More than men, it is women who are presently enrolled in Spain's universities.
• Spain legalized gay marriage in June 2005 despite strong opposition from the Catholic Church.
• In Spain, 94 per cent of its population is Roman Catholic.
• In January 2002, euro was made the official currency of Spain.
FUN FACTS ABOUT POLAND
• Pizza in Poland does not contain tomato sauce. The waiters bring sauce to the table in a pitcher, and you pour it on top. Sometimes the sauce is just ketchup.
• Chicken and pork are used in many Polish dishes.
• Gingerbread is a traditional Polish dessert, they like sweets a lot.
• Ads on Polish TV show mothers calling their children in from play in order to feed them candy.
• The biggest section of any grocery store is the candy section.
• Poles peel bananas from the blossom end, not from the stem end.
• Vitalis—a smelly hair tonic in America—is a breakfast cereal in Poland.
• Some Polish beer is ten per-cent alcohol. Alcohol is drunk in small cups.
• Polish favourite drink with meals is tea.
• Foreign language films aren’t dubbed on Polish TV. They aren’t subtitled, either. We have a method called voice over in which one person reads the parts of all actors and you can still hear the original voices in the background, even those of women and children.
• Almost 90% of the population are Roman Catholics.
• There is a Pope channel on TV. Anytime one needs to see the pope, one can tune him in.
• The biggest section of any bookstore is books on the Pope (John Paul II).
• Street sweepers use brooms made of bunched-up twigs tied to a stick. These clean the sidewalks better than noisy blowers.
• Polish people drive very dangerously and fast.
• People are usually addressed by their honorific title, “Pan” for a man and “Pani” for a woman, and their surname.
They do not use first names formally.
• Polish people normally greet shaking hands or kissing three times.
• Poland shares borders with 7 other European countries-Germany, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, and Russia.
• Communist rule of Poland was overthrown in 1989. Poland was a communist country from 1945 to 1989.
• Forests cover almost one third of Poland. Over 50% of the land is dedicated to farming.
• Poland is the eight most populous country in Europe.
• Over 3 million Jewish people live in Poland before World War II started. After the war, this number dropped to 300,000.
• Polish is the official (and most spoken language) of Poland. English and German are commonly learned as second languages. The teaching of the German language at any level was forbidden in Poland for forty years after the end of World War II.
• Poles always carry cut flowers upside down.
• The most popular name for a dog in Poland is Burek which translates to: brownish-grey color.
• In Poland the name day is considered more important than the birthday.
• Amongst all the members of the European Union, the residents of Poland marry the youngest.
• There are over 100 universities in Poland.
• Poland boasts 17 Nobel prize winners, including four Peace Prizes and five in Literature.
• 90% of Poles have completed at least secondary education.
• Marie Curie (born Maria Sklodowska ; 1867-1934), the first and only Nobel laureate in two different sciences and first female professor at the Sorbonne University.
• Polish born astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was the first person to propose that the earth was not the center of the universe.
• Another Polish astronomer, Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687) published the earliest exact maps of the moon.
• Saint John’s Kupala is a popular holiday in which people jump over fires, a tradition that predates Christianity.
• Marzenna is a tradition where people weave straw dolls and decorate them with ribbons. These represent the end of winter, and the beginning of spring. When the snow starts to melt, they proclaim the beginning of spring and chuck the Marzennas into the river or stream, symbolically killing the winter.
• During Wianki people go to the riverbanks and float wreaths with candles on them on the water. If it floats to a woman on the other side, she’ll find love. If it circles three times, she’ll be unlucky with her love life.
• Natural resources include: coal, sulfur, copper, natural gas, silver, lead, salt, amber, arable land. • Przystanek Woodstock is the biggest open-air festival in Europe, and annual free rock music festival in Poland, inspired by and named for the Woodstock Festival.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Below I include the activities we have prepared hoping you'll enjoy them:
Arrival at Galapagar: 17.00
Reception in school : Welcome by the headmaster
Guided visit to the school
Presentations about Spain, Madrid, Galapagar by Spanish Students
Attending classes with Spanish Students.
Attending classes with Spanish students
Reception at the Town Hall with the Mayor of Galapagar
Visit to Galapagar downtown
SATURDAY 7TH, SUNDAY 8TH
Activities and stay with the families
Attending a special English class: What do you really know about each other?
Visit to El Escorial Monastery and trekking activity to Silla de Felipe II
Fraternity Lunch in school.
Music and dance festival
Trip to Segovia
Visit to Riofrío Palace
Visit to La Granja Palace gardens
Visit to The Royal Glass factory ( handmade glass)
Walking tour around Segovia City. Visit to El Alcazar.
Walking tour around Madrid.
Visit to El Prado Museum.
Lunch and spare time in El Retiro Park
Trip to Adventure Park Amazonia in Cercedilla.
Farewell in school and trip back home.
LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU AGAIN AND HAVE SOME FUN
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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Friday, March 25, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Time around 12.00
Organizers Hanna Pordab, Joanna Checinska, Roksana Borun
Meeting will be held in English and will involve guest and host students.
The aim of the meeting is to get to know Spanish culture, show similarities and differences between Polish and Spanish lifestyle as well as exchange of experience. Students will practice their English skills ( English as joining tool)
Students will be divided into three groups, each group will be Polish-English.
The task will be :
- to find the topic hidden somewhere in school ( directions will be given )
- after the come back to classroom, students will talk about the differences and similarities of their culture considering the topic found.
- making the poster about the topic
- presentation of the posters in school hall so that all the students had the opportunity to learn about both culture.
Sport, traditions, music, fashion, interests
Arrival at Lawica Airport – Poznan
coach transfer to school,
meeting the families
Welcome at school,
Guided visit to the school,
attending at selected lessons,
Meeting the Mayor at the Town Hall,
Visit to Martyrs' Museum in Żabikowo
Lunch with families
Evening with families
Spanish group only
Visiting Rogalin Castle complex with a guide, museal lesson
Visiting Kornik Castle complex with a guide
Evening with families
Spanish students and Polish students
Trip to Poznan
Musical Instruments Museum
The Model of Old Poznan
Lunch and shopping at Stary Browar Shopping Center
Evening with families
(Spanish group only)
Visiting Archaeological Museum in Biskupin
Museum lesson – making ornaments
Pobiedziska – Museum of Miniatures
Sweet evening at school
Polonez dancing workshop,surprise... :)
Saturday 2.04 & Sunday 3.04
Farewell at school, leaving for the airport,
coach transfer to the airport
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Here we are!
Top row from left to right: Lorena, Daniel, Matias, Diana, Sergio, Natalia, Elena Diaz,
Middle row: Marisa (teacher)Carmen, Lucía, Rocío, Raquel, Pilar, Dayana, Geanela, Sofía, Eva, Ana ( teacher)
Bottom row: Milena, Violeta, Alicia, Elena Castaño, Sara, María, Miriam, Adriana.
Looking forward to meeting you!
Sunday, March 6, 2011
My name is Weronika and I'm 16 in June. I've got one sister (Marta - she's 18) and two stepbrothers (Oskar's - 3, Janek's - 1). I'm an optimistic and a friendly person but I'm not patient enough when it comes to annoying people :P I love listening to all kind of music except for heavy metal. At school I like the most biology, chemistry and English. In future I'd love to learn French, Italian and Spanish because I think the sounds of those languages are simply beautiful :) My dream is to travel all around the world :) I like spending time with my friends and going shopping. My Spanish girl is Pilar and she's a lovely person :) We got to know each other a little on facebook :D I can't wait until you come to Poland, only over 20 days left! :D Besos! :*
Monday, February 28, 2011
I am Pilar López , I have fifteen years.
What I like most are the fun people.
My partner Polish Is Wera ♥ (Hánz), and I am very happy with she :)
Te quiero mucho Weraa ;) jajajaja :D
A greeting to her.
I have also spoken to some Polish girls by facebook,
Other greeting for they :) .
I think we're going to spend all very well, all the trips we make are fantastic and everything will be perfect.
I can not wait to go to Polska .
a kiss for everyone!!!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Hello everyone! I add photo of the Polish group, who will come to Spain in may. I'll try to sign understandably all of people who are on it ;))
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I've got two older brothers, one has got 20, second 21.
My Spanish is Carmen and I met her yesterday, but She's must nice, i think. I can't wait her, I'm so glad than I can take part in this exchange.
Actually, I should write, what I like. So I like so much music and day without this there is. I listen diffrent musical genres.
I don't know, what I would do without my friends. My lovers from this exchange is Asia, Iwona and Viktoria. Beyond them i love Starbucks coffee.
I always want go to Spain (I so much like Sun). In future I want travel in all world, one of my dreams is to fly a balloon c:
Otherwise, I like cooking but I don't think than I'm the best in it.
By the way, I hope than will be best!
See you soon!
PS: I'm sorry for mistakes xD
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Hi!! I'm Alicia Gruber and I'm 14.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
I´m Maria Guillén and I´m 15, I´m not a tall girl but I don´t mine. I´m a friendly girl and I like to meet now people.
I have many hobbies but the most important is swimming, I like dancing, singing, thing related with the music, my favorite singers are specially Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera…
I have one cat, I want to have a rabbit.
My favorite subjects are English, biology and physic and chemical.
My polish is Aleksandra Nawrocka, she is a nice person and I thing that will be a very good friends.
I what to go to Poland now!! J I´m very excited with the trip.
Kisses from Spain.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I'm Zuza and I'm 15. I write here about myself, but I don't like do it.
I have got old brother and sister.My hobby is windsurfing.I train 3 years.In te winter like snowboarding,but wds like much. In free time I like meet my friends, watch a films - especially horrors.I read books, of course not school :D I listen to music each type,but my favourite band is Black Eyed Peas. My favourite school subjects are English and Polish, because are simplest in my opinion. What else? I don't know who I want be in the future.
My Spanish girl is Lucia, I think she is nice and friendly. :)
I can't wait to meet everyone!
Friday, January 14, 2011
I'm Agnieszka Apolinarska, and I'm 14.
I like photography, skiing, music (my favourites bands is: Nickelback, AC/DC, Aerosmith, 30 Seconds To Mars...), shooping, reading books (my faourites writers is Tess Gerritse, Harlan Coben and Dan Brown), laughing with friends and watching tv (I like: 'Dear John','Ps, I love you','saw','About a boy'...). I have dog Marley and rabbit Kitka.
My Spenish friend is Rocio, She's nice and She likes 'sing star' like me ;)
Thursday, January 13, 2011
My name is Dayana (Daya) I have 16 years old
I'm very sincere person, because i don't like liar people. I'm honest and friendly and I love give affection to people. I'm very proud girl, i don't like egocentrics and selfish people. I'm a happy, extrovert and nice girl. I'm smiling and i love my friends. I don't like maths and chemistry, my favorite subjects are history and geography ^^
I love sports, especially football and my favorite team is Real Madrid i also like volleyball. I love fashion, photography and music and especially "the Black Eyed Peas", McFly, ECDL.. I love dancing and out with my friends to party or just be with them. I love Italian food and i don't like fish and some vegetables.. xD
My Polish is Viktoria is an amazing girl and we're going to be great friends (L)
kisses DaYaa =)
My name is Asia and I'm 15 years old.
I have got three brothers and lot of great friends.
I love Starbucks coffee, go to Poznań with my friend
cinema, reading a books , shopping, travelling.
I think I'm nice ,friendly and I love meet new friends.
In school I'm good in geography, english, art, but I'm not
very good in maths,biology.
My spanish is Lore and she is great ;)
I think we have got a great time together ;)))
Saturday, January 8, 2011
My name is Agata Budzynska. I'm an English and Floristry teacher.
What I like is flower arranging, gardening, sport, animals and biographies.
I'm a happy mother, maried to PE teacher. We have a little crazy dog called Puppy.
Can't wait to meet you all.
My clever students have written nice texts! Congratulations.
Don't worry about mistakes. I'm here to help you. Just ask.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
I very like... no, I love reading a books (fantasy and youth novels) and I do it very, very often where and when I can. :) I have two brothers: older -Piotrek he's 22 years old, and younger - Kuba he's 7. We have rabbit and her name is Iśka.
I'm optimist. My friends tell me: 'You're patient, cheerful, sometimes a little crazy and you try to make others happy.' I don't know, maybe it's true. :)
My spanish friend is Sara and I think she's very very nice, and cool.
I can not wait for your arrival and meet you all.
Oh, and I'm sorry for my errors ( if are here). ;)
Sunday, January 2, 2011
My name's Anna Eliza Malinowska and I looove music. My favourite band is System of a Down. I'm listening they aaaaall the time. I like creating new things. I like too everything which isn't popular. I hate sweet Disney's stars. So I hate Justin Bieber-sorry. My hobby is too football. Especially spanish La Liga. My favourite team for six years is Real Madrid. I am vegetarian because I hate animals and I loathe them. My passion is FASHION!!! No, I'm kidding. My passion is everything connected with art. I like drawing and painting. I love singing. I like strange and original people. I have three BFF. My favourite subject is History. Poland has an interesting History, I think. I'm learning in school german language, so I weakly speak english. Now I use google tranlate :D I have two sisters. They are younger than me. Kamila is 12 and Martyna-7. I was on exchange with Austria in Wien and in Czech Republic in Znojmo. My spanish is Miriam (L) and she is PERFECT, I really like her. I can't wait for Your visit in our country! jajajajajajaja
Click HERE is my currently favourite song.
I love music - I'm playing the piano and listening to rock. My favourite band is Muse, but I also like Coldplay, Pink Floyd, U2, Queen, AC/DC, 30STM and SOAD.
I adore laughing, shopping, reading books (especially thrillers, these about conspiracy theories and vampires - not ''Twilight''!), watching comedies, meetings with friends and lots of similar things. I've younger sister - Milena, she's 2.
My Spanish friend is Matias - he's very nice and he doesn't like Justin Bieber! :D
Can't wait to meet y'all :)