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On the 8th of June the students working on the English Teaching projects took part in an English language school trip to Kraków. In the old capital of Poland they had various taks to do - in English of course!!! They started with a stroll along the Planty Park. While walking, each of them individually, had to find 30 objects or people and mark them on the city plan of the Cracow Main Square. Then, after a short break for ice-cream, a time for group work came - the students' job was to recognise and find some important spots on the Square. They were working quickly and efficiently as the food nearby was waiting to be eaten...


Mixtures and chemical reactions were the subject of a project meeting on 25th May. After learning the names of some chemical elements and the lab equipment, the students could do the experiments. It was fun to observe what happens when you mix raw potatoes with hydrogen peroxide. During distant learning the students didn’t have opportunity to do the experiments on their own so they were  eagerly working on identifying oxygen and carbon dioxide. They were also practicing English and had great time together!



Earth Day is celebrated on 22 April all over the world. The aim of that day is to demonstrate suport for environmental protection. The students participating in Eco teens in Brzeźnica project prepared a mini guide for their schoolmates. In this guide they share their ideas how to be green every day. What can we do to be eco-friendly? We can save water, use reusable bags, use less pastic, walk more instead of going by car, buy local food, recycle and reuse things. Generally, we should remeber about two things: THINK AND BUY LESS and when we SAVE THE EARTH – we SAVE BRZEŹNICA.


7 year students who are taking part in  the English Teaching project, have become more and more sensitive to the world around them and changes in the nature. They have already got some information about climate changes and the seasons of the year. They also observe its impact on the nature around us. During the English language classes, on the border of winter and spring, they managed to capture beautiful frames(just from their room windows), and thanks to them are able to appreciate the fact that we live in such a climate zone, which has 4 seasons.


In March the participants of the project HOW TO BENEFIT FROM DISTANT LEARNING kept on going with the work on the project by cooking during culinary workshops in English. In two culinary meetings we prepared popular American fastfood in a new version - corndogs ( sausages in wheat-corn batter)  and extremely fast sweet snack - waffles made in a Nowegian way. A great cooking and eating practice before Easter.

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ZERO has recently become a major interest of the eco teens in Brzeźnica. During the online English classes  the students decided to make friends with the idea of "zero waste". It is an idea and a lifestyle which aim is to reduce the amount of waste as much as possible. The supportes of the idea of zero waste apply the 5R principle in their lives. According to the 5 R's, five actions should be taken in order not to pollute the environment, but to save it as much as possible.

The 5R’s stands for:

Refuse what you do not need,

Reduce what you need; think how much stuff you actually need

Reuse by repurposing stuff (like glass jars, eco bags) or by using reusable objects like metal straws

Recycle (paper, plastic, metal, glass)

Rot (compost the household bio waste


In the short videos (you can watch them in the section STUDENTS' WORKS together with the pictures) the eco teens presented their ideas on how to implement the 5r principles while living in Brzeźnica. The film can be seen on the school website (check the English tab) and on the school Facebook page.












After January culinary workshop when the participants of the project HOW TO BENEFIT FROM DISTANT LEARNING learnt how to prepare a popular in Great Britain dessert Banoffe Pie, the time has come to cook a main course. Sticking to British culinary tastes the Brzeźnica 7th formers cooked (in their houses) Indian Chicken Curry - a quick and easy to make and, at the same time, delicious dish consisting of chicken stewed and coconut-based sauce.  Originating from the Indian subcontinent it is also common in Southeast Asia, and Great Britain, as well as in the Caribbean, where it is usually referred to as curry and is often made with a pre-made spice mixture known as curry powder.




The project „How to Benefit from Distant Learning” combines science topics with a bit more "down to Earth" but delicious matter - cooking. Working on the first part of the project the students created presentations and performed some tasks on various subjects (Biology, History, Geography). Realising its second part they actively participated in the online culinary workshop and prepared the recipes in English. Additional, the most demanding task (for volunteers) was making a video showing and explaining how to prepare the chosen meal. Four videos were sent - all awarded with cookbooks in English. Let's hope they will facilitate the students' promising career in the kitchen.

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On Thursday 28th January the students from class 7B took an active part in culinary workshop online. All of the students have been working on the English Teaching project HOW TO BENEFIT FROM DISTANT LEARNING since the beginning of the school year. During the workshop they were watching their English teacher preparing Banoffee Pie and listening to her instructions on how to make the pie. Simultaneously, in their homes, all of them were making their own desserts. Banoffee Pie is a delicious and popular in Great Britain dessert. Its name comes from the main ingredients - bananas and toffee cream. Watch the results... and envy.


Projekt „How to Benefit from Distant Learning?” realizowany jest
w ramach Programu Polsko-Amerykańskiej Fundacji Wolności ENGLISH TEACHING, którego krajowym operatorem jest Nidzicka Fundacja Rozwoju NIDA.

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ECO TEENS IN BRZEŹNICA …. this time at home.

As a part of the Eco Teens in Brzeźnica project, students actively participated in distance learning classes. The governmental restrictions made it impossible to take part in trips and meetings at school, but they gave the opportunity to admire the beauty of nature in the students’ nearest area. This time it was their home. The students discovered what plants they have in their rooms and prepared a description  of one of them in English.


Projekt „Ekologiczne nastolatki w Brzeźnicy” realizowany jest
w ramach Programu Polsko-Amerykańskiej Fundacji Wolności ENGLISH TEACHING, którego krajowym operatorem jest Nidzicka Fundacja Rozwoju NIDA.

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    English teaching projects in our school

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The coronavirus pandemic wave, which for so many weeks has been flooding all the countries of the world and more nad more contributes to economic stagnation, delays or at least changes our everyday life as we know it.  It also influences realisation of various educational projects financed from non-school, external sources. Staying at home of students and teachers forced modifications in their working on the projects. Nowadays there are two projects financed by PAWF (Polish American Freedom Foundation) and its programme English Teaching in our school (Zespół Szkolno - Przedszkolny w Brzeźnicy). They both touch really up-to-date topics: distant learning and eco-education. At the beginning there were traditional classes at school for students working on the projects as the schools in Poland were functioning normally almost till the end of October 2020, now the project lessons are realised on-line on weekly basis.

„How to Benefit from Distant Learning” has the aim to introduce the students and bring them to work with numerous tools aiding their home learning. Its main purpose is promoting learning English among students, especially those who live in small villages. Not forgetting about this, we would rather focus not on learning the language but on things we can learn when we know English. In the lessons the students are taught with CLIL method (Content and Language Integrated Learning). So far they have participated in science, biology, geography and history lessons using aiding tools and apps such as: Wordwall, PowerPoint and presentations, educational films and Kahoot games - everything in English of course. Beside this, they also had the opportunity to check themselves in the kitchen - they prepared short videos while cooking.

The second project „Eco Teens in Brzeźnica” has the very same purpose but its realisation concerns a different topic - its aim is to encourage young people to feel and be green, locally and globally. Learning about the environmental issues in their neighbourhood the students try to figure out the ways to prevent the pollution of the area they live on. The classes on ecology are taught in both Polish and English. They started with learning about the project's agenda, the local environmental problems and English words in the field of ecology. At the end of October they started distant classes in which they are preparing short videos promoting "zero waste" idea. They also try to appreciate the beauty of nature, considering the present pandemic situation, they rather concentrate on their own homes and their nearest surroundings.

school coordinators: Edyta Kłeczek and Jolanta Wacław

Projekty „How to Benefit from Distant Learning?” oraz „Eco Teens in Brzeźnica” realizowane są w ramach Programu Polsko-Amerykańskiej Fundacji Wolności ENGLISH TEACHING, którego krajowym operatorem jest Nidzicka Fundacja Rozwoju NIDA.

Awards for the posters

Students participating in the project Eco Teens in Brzeźnica want to share their knowledge with their schoolmates. They presented their ideas on how to care for the environment on the posters, preparing an exhibition for students in years 1-3. The young students could vote for the poster they liked the most. The authors of the posters with the highest number of votes received awards that will help them to learn English. Congratulations to everyone.

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