Czech studentsCzech students
in the town of Ozorkówin the town of Ozorków
Wednesday 6/10/2010 – Friday 8/10/2010Wednesday 6/10/2010 – Friday 8/10/2010
Reward for the Czech studentsReward for the Czech students
The students of TERCIE, whoThe students of TERCIE, who
won the 1st Nationalwon the 1st National
eTwinning prize with theireTwinning prize with their
project „GETTING CLOSER“project „GETTING CLOSER“
last year, went to visit theirlast year, went to visit their
new eTwinning partners at thenew eTwinning partners at the
Gimnazjum in the town ofGimnazjum in the town of
Ozorków in October 2010.Ozorków in October 2010.
Our new project is called „DoOur new project is called „Do
you speak the same English?“,you speak the same English?“,
and as indicated by the title,and as indicated by the title,
we will try to find out, wherewe will try to find out, where
our strong / weak points inour strong / weak points in
learning English are.learning English are.
Journey to OzorkówJourney to Ozorków
The town of Ozorków isThe town of Ozorków is
situated 28 km west of thesituated 28 km west of the
city of Lodz and it is aboutcity of Lodz and it is about
400 km north of Vysoké400 km north of Vysoké
Mýto. That's why we had aMýto. That's why we had a
three-hour break in thethree-hour break in the
middle of the journey – inmiddle of the journey – in
the picturesquethe picturesque oldold city ofcity of
Wroclaw which isWroclaw which is
sometimes called Venice ofsometimes called Venice of
the north due to itsthe north due to its
numerous bridges.numerous bridges.
We arrived at Ozorków atWe arrived at Ozorków at
18:30. We received a warm18:30. We received a warm
welcome and then our partnerswelcome and then our partners
took us to the school canteentook us to the school canteen
and we all had dinnerand we all had dinner
(sort of hamburger and mashed(sort of hamburger and mashed
After dinner, throughAfter dinner, through
presentations we introducedpresentations we introduced
each other our schools, towns,each other our schools, towns,
regions and countries.regions and countries.
The presentation about theThe presentation about the
Czech Republic includedCzech Republic included
singing the Czech nationalsinging the Czech national
anthem. The Polish studentsanthem. The Polish students
sang us their anthem too.sang us their anthem too.
At the end of this formal partAt the end of this formal part
of the eveningof the evening,, the Czechthe Czech
boys and girls danced theboys and girls danced the
Czech dance of POLKA.Czech dance of POLKA.
Excursion to PRIMAVERAExcursion to PRIMAVERA
On Thursday morningOn Thursday morning
we went to see the localwe went to see the local
company calledcompany called
PRIMAVERA – itPRIMAVERA – it
packs and sells mineralpacks and sells mineral
water. The excursionwater. The excursion
was very interestingwas very interesting --
we especially enjoyedwe especially enjoyed
wearing special whitewearing special white
coats and caps. In thecoats and caps. In the
photo you can see howphoto you can see how
pretty we looked.pretty we looked.
BotanicalBotanical GGarden in Lodzarden in Lodz
Then we went to Lodz which is theThen we went to Lodz which is the
second biggest city in Poland. It is ansecond biggest city in Poland. It is an
important industrial centre, but it is notimportant industrial centre, but it is not
rich in sights and historicalrich in sights and historical
monuments. We visited the Botanicalmonuments. We visited the Botanical
Garden and its gorgeous greenhouseGarden and its gorgeous greenhouse..
Manufaktura in LodzManufaktura in Lodz
The most popular and mostThe most popular and most
frequently visited place in Lodz isfrequently visited place in Lodz is
MANUFAKTURA, which is theMANUFAKTURA, which is the
biggest shopping centre in Poland.biggest shopping centre in Poland.
It was built from the old complexIt was built from the old complex
of a large textile factory.of a large textile factory.
Evening disco in the schoolEvening disco in the school
Camping in the schoolCamping in the school
Here you can see how weHere you can see how we
slept – in our own sleepingslept – in our own sleeping
bags on Polish cot beds in abags on Polish cot beds in a
small gymsmall gymnasiumnasium and twoand two
changing rooms. The Polishchanging rooms. The Polish
students slept in anotherstudents slept in another
small gymnasium.small gymnasium.
Playing sportsPlaying sports
However, there was another, muchHowever, there was another, much
bigger sports shall – we found outbigger sports shall – we found out
about it on the next day when theabout it on the next day when the
Polish PE teachers organized racesPolish PE teachers organized races
and competitions for two mixedand competitions for two mixed
international teams.international teams.
Visit to an English classVisit to an English class
We learned a lot of interestingWe learned a lot of interesting
things about our Polish friends,things about our Polish friends,
e.g. Gimnazjum in Poland is ae.g. Gimnazjum in Poland is a
general school for all the childrengeneral school for all the children
aged 12 – 15. The Polish studentsaged 12 – 15. The Polish students
start to study English as late as instart to study English as late as in
the first year of Gimnazjum butthe first year of Gimnazjum but
they learn very fast and ourthey learn very fast and our
project partners speak very goodproject partners speak very good
We went to see a class of EnglishWe went to see a class of English
of the beginners.of the beginners.
Meeting the Mayor of OzorkówMeeting the Mayor of Ozorków
On the last day of our stay we metOn the last day of our stay we met
the Mayor of Ozorków, because hethe Mayor of Ozorków, because he
visited our stand with typicalvisited our stand with typical
Czech bakery products. We gaveCzech bakery products. We gave
him Czech VÁNOČKA (typicalhim Czech VÁNOČKA (typical
Christmas sweet bread) fromChristmas sweet bread) from
Smékal´s Bakery as a present.Smékal´s Bakery as a present.
„„Healthy Food“ DayHealthy Food“ Day
Friday was a special day here – eachFriday was a special day here – each
class of the school had a special standclass of the school had a special stand
with some healthy food. All the fruitwith some healthy food. All the fruit
and vegetables, fruit salads etc. not onlyand vegetables, fruit salads etc. not only
looked wonderful but all of it waslooked wonderful but all of it was
delicious. Two Czech students were indelicious. Two Czech students were in
the committee that awarded points to thethe committee that awarded points to the
stands. However, the tasting was free forstands. However, the tasting was free for
Dinner with the MayorDinner with the Mayor
Then we had a healthy lunchThen we had a healthy lunch
(pancakes with curd cheese filling)(pancakes with curd cheese filling)
together with the Mayor in the schooltogether with the Mayor in the school
canteen and after that we showed himcanteen and after that we showed him
the presentations about our school andthe presentations about our school and
town and handed over the presentstown and handed over the presents
from the Mayor of Vysoké Mýto. Wefrom the Mayor of Vysoké Mýto. We
got some presents too.got some presents too.
Last common photo and saying good-bye!Last common photo and saying good-bye!
Thanks for everythingThanks for everything aand see you in the spring!nd see you in the spring!