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LV presentation 2012

  1. 1. November 2012, Konya
  2. 2.  The Republic of Latvia was founded on November 18, 1918. It has been recognised as a sovereign state since 1920 despite occupations and rule by the Soviet Union (1940-1941, 1945-1991).  Our National Holiday is November 18, the date of the proclamation of Latvia’s independence in 1918.  On August 21, 1991 Latvia declared the independence, reestablished international diplomatic ties.  Latvia in 2004 became a member of the European Union and NATO.
  3. 3.  Latvia is the central country of the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) and is located in North-eastern Europe on the east coast of the Baltic Sea.  Latvia borders with Estonia in the north, Russia in the east, Lithuania in the south and the Baltic Sea in the west.
  4. 4. Territory - 64,589 km2  Population in 2011: about 2,07 million (Urban: 66% Rural: 32%)  The official language – Latvian  President of Latvia – Andris Bērziņš 
  5. 5. Latvia has a total of 110 municipalities. The largest cities in Latvia are: Rīga – 717,000 Daugavpils – 106,000 Liepāja – 85,000 Jelgava – 65,000 Jūrmala – 55,000 Rēzekne – 36,000 Ventspils – 43,000 There are 77 towns and cities in Latvia. 23 of them have a population of over 10,000.
  6. 6.  The capital of Latvia is Riga  Latvia’s political, economical and cultural centre.  One third of Latvia’s population (717 thousand) lives and works in Rīga.
  7. 7.  59% Latvian  28% Russian  3.7% Belorussian  2.5% Ukrainian  2.4% Polish  1.4% Lithuanian  0.4% Jewish  0.4% Roma  2.2% other nationalities
  8. 8. Largest Religious Confessions –  Evangelic  Roman  Russian Lutheran Catholic Orthodox
  9. 9.  November 18: the date of the proclamation of Latvia’s independence in 1918, national holiday  May 4: Announcement of the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia  June 23 and 24 («Līgo» and «Jāņi»): the celebration of the summer solstice, the oldest and most beloved traditional holiday  December 24: Christmas Eve; December 25 and 26: First and Second Christmas  December 31: New Year’s Eve  Easter
  10. 10. Among Latvia’s traditionally most popular national foods are: caraway cheese gray peas with bacon bacon-filled pastries a special rye bread
  11. 11.  Amber - very symbolic Latvian souvenir, called «Baltic Gold»  Traditional hand made ceramics from Latvia: ceramic plates, candleholders, vases  Leather articles - hand made address books, wallets, book covers, boxes from natural leather  Hand made dolls in national costumes  Traditional woolen hand knitted Items  Latvian linen  Latvian chocolate (LAIMA is the main chocolate production company in Latvia)  Riga Black Balsam - historical liqueur prepared from herbs, flowers, juices and medicinal roots (incl.24 ingredients)
  12. 12. Plavinas: Location Plavinas is situated in the centre of Latvia and 120 km from our capital city - Riga.
  13. 13. Plavinas: Location It is located on the bank of the biggest river in Latvia – the Daugava.
  14. 14. Plavinas: Population There are about 3700 people at Plavinas: 65,1 % Latvians 23,6 % Russians 4,4% Belorussians 2,7 % Polish
  15. 15. History  The modern history of our town began in 1927.  Since 2009 we are at the Plavinas region. It consists of three small rural districts:  Vietalva, Klintaine, Aiviekste  The total number of population is about 7000.
  16. 16. Education in Plavinas region There are: 5 Kindergardens Comprehensive education school (our school) Music school Art school Sports school The youth centre “Idea” For little ones – the centre “Pepija”
  17. 17. Interesting places  St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (1911-1912)  The oldest church in our region - Gostini Lutheran Church (1828 -1830)  Stukmani architectural monument  Odziena castle
  18. 18. Entertainment During summer: Celebration of regional fests Summer sports activities Wiking boat across the Daugava river Swimming in the nearest lakes Walking in woods Fishing in the Daugava river
  19. 19. Entertainment During winter: Skiing in many places of the region It is possible to take part in Biathloon Plavinas organizes different state competitions in skiing (it is the centre of skiing of our country)
  20. 20. PLAVINAS REGIONAL GYMNASIUM Daugavas 101, Pļaviņas Pļaviņu novads, LV5120 Tālrunis: 65133848 skola@png.edu.lv www.png.edu.lv 22
  21. 21. History  The school was founded in 1918  The school founder was Marija Brimmerberga  During different times our school has had several names: Pļaviņas Gymnasium, Pļaviņas Secondary School, Marija Brimmerberga Plavinas secondary school, now – Plavinas Regional Gymnasium M.Brimmerberga Daugavas 101, Pļaviņas Pļaviņu novads, LV5120 Tālrunis: 65133848 skola@png.edu.lv www.png.edu.lv 23
  22. 22. History Since 1939 the school has its own flag “My gold is my nation, My honor is her honor” Daugavas 101, Pļaviņas Pļaviņu novads, LV5120 Tālrunis: 65133848 skola@png.edu.lv www.png.edu.lv 24
  23. 23. History  Since 1934 the school has its own badge for school leavers. It symbolizes its place of location – where the Aiviekste and the Daugava meet together – and the blue colour symbolizes dreams and hopes.  Every year on the 1st Saturday of February our school leavers meet at school. Daugavas 101, Pļaviņas Pļaviņu novads, LV5120 Tālrunis: 65133848 skola@png.edu.lv www.png.edu.lv 25
  24. 24. General information In the school year 2012/2013 we have: 28 grade groups (grades from 1 to 12) 481 students 58 teachers 25 technical staff Daugavas 101, Pļaviņas Pļaviņu novads, LV5120 Tālrunis: 65133848 skola@png.edu.lv www.png.edu.lv 26
  25. 25. Headmaster Plavinas Regional Gymnasium`s headmaster Vladimirs Samohins Daugavas 101, Pļaviņas Pļaviņu novads, LV5120 Tālrunis: 65133848 skola@png.edu.lv www.png.edu.lv 27
  26. 26. Educational programmes The school realizes three educational programmes: General primary educational programme  General secondary educational programme General secondary educational programme in mathematics, natural science and techniques Daugavas 101, Pļaviņas Pļaviņu novads, LV5120 Tālrunis: 65133848 skola@png.edu.lv www.png.edu.lv 28
  27. 27. After school activities  Chorus Singing, Ensembles  Folk Dances  Basketball, Volleyball, Handball  Biathlon, Skiing  Track and Field Athletics  Music Band  Chess  Students' Self-Government 29
  28. 28. School Traditions          1st September – the Knowledge Day Sports day Teachers’ day Confirmation day of Form 10 Christmas Project week School leavers meeting – badge party School bell party for the senior classes School birthday party Daugavas 101, Pļaviņas Pļaviņu novads, LV5120 Tālrunis: 65133848 skola@png.edu.lv www.png.edu.lv 30
  29. 29. Information Technologies  The school is one of the best schools in IT use in Latvia  Technologies available for all teachers and students  modern computer network (notebooks for every teacher, projectors in every classroom, access to the Internet...)  interactive boards  student response systems  document cameras Daugavas 101, Pļaviņas Pļaviņu novads, LV5120 Tālrunis: 65133848 skola@png.edu.lv www.png.edu.lv 31
  30. 30. Participation in projects  Different EU-Projects for reconstruction of the school  Teachers professional development ESF -Projects  Long-term partnership with the Kaltenkirchen school in Germany  Microsoft «Partners in Learning» School  Eco-Schools Project  EU-Comenius Project «Media as Challenge and as Possibility» («OMU») Daugavas 101, Pļaviņas Pļaviņu novads, LV5120 Tālrunis: 65133848 skola@png.edu.lv www.png.edu.lv 32
  31. 31. School’s website Daugavas 101, Pļaviņas Pļaviņu novads, LV5120 Tālrunis: 65133848 skola@png.edu.lv www.png.edu.lv 33
  32. 32. Twitter Daugavas 101, Pļaviņas Pļaviņu novads, LV5120 Tālrunis: 65133848 skola@png.edu.lv www.png.edu.lv 34
  33. 33. Future plans  Stadium renovation  Renovation of the whole school  Improvement of the school yard  Building of a new students hostel Daugavas 101, Pļaviņas Pļaviņu novads, LV5120 Tālrunis: 65133848 skola@png.edu.lv www.png.edu.lv 35

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