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I know I can COMENIUS Multilateral school partnerships
Poland is a land of variety, divided into few different regions. Each of them is very special and full of extremely beautiful monuments and wonders of the nature. Beaches, cliffs and Kashubian folklore, thousands of lakes hidden deep within forests, watched over by the towers of Teutonic fortresses. The domes of eastern churches scattered throughout the mountainsides. Poland is a fascinating jigsaw puzzle, composed of colourful regional piece.
In the North of Poland You can find the beaches, cliffs and resorts of West Pomerania which occupy a strip of the Baltic coast from the island of Wolin up to Kolobrzeg. This region also contains the Drawskie lake district. In East Pomerania, you will find Polands largest shifting sand dunes (in the Slowinski National Park), the countrys longest peninsula (that of Hel) and the largest cluster of yew trees in Europe (in the Tucholskie Woods). All this is spiced with the folklore of Kashubia and Kujawy and reminders of the Mennonite culture in Zulawy. The biggest Pomerania town is Gdansk, with its fascinating history.
Mazuria is a land not only of 4,000 bright blue lakes, but also of natural forests and rivers which provide excellent conditions for canoeing. Tourists are attracted here by the Trail of the Great Lakes and the unique Ostrodzko-Elblaski canal, as well as the nearby Teutonic castles and Prussian forest lodges. Mazuria was strong candidate for New7 Wonders of Nature and lost in the last voting. The xtreme north-east of Poland is the region of Suwalki, which enchants visitors with the charm of its glacier-shaped landscape and the rich culture from the Polish, Russian and Lithuanian border areas.
Silesia, which occupies south-west Poland, is divided into Lower Silesia, with its capital in Wroclaw, and Upper Silesia, centred on Katowice. Although this is a heavily industrial area, there is no shortage of places of valued natural beauty, such as the Lower Silesian Woods, the Sudeten mountains, Beskid Slaski and Beskid Zywiecki. A region particularly generously endowed by nature is Malopolska. The mountain ranges of the Beskids and the area of Jura Krakowsko- Czestochowska, with its many forts from the era of the Piast dynasty, border the historic towns of the Lublin region, the industrial wonders of Swietokrzyskie and areas of natural interest such as the loessial Roztocze and the marshy Polesie. Krakow is the most famous city of this region. Old Polish capital is well known all around the world.
Podhale, the cradle of Polish highland culture, stretches from the Tatra mountains to Orawa and Spisz. Its capital is Zakopane. Podkarpacie is best known for the Beskid Niski and Bieszczady mountains, in which there are scattered wooden Orthodox churches, reminders of the Lemki and Bojki who once lived here. Polish highland folklor is the most recognizable and popular in Poland. Its dialect, dresses, food but mostly music is very unusual and great.
Across the middle of Poland lie the following regions: Wielkopolska, the cradle of the Polish state; next to it are the green lands of Lubuskie; the flat level plains of Mazovia with capitol of Poland - Warsaw; the region of Lodz; and Podlasie, a land of wild nature,multicultural border towns and villages with beautiful eastern churches. The Łódź Province is situated in the centre of the country, within 200 km of the majority of the most important Polish cities, and within 1,500 km of nearly all European capitals. The most interesting ethnographic areas of the Łódź Province include the Łowicz, Opoczno, and Sieradz regions, which draw attention with colourful traditional dresses, rich folk art (weaving, pottery, embroidery, paper cutting), as well as with continuing customs and rites.
The capital of the region is Łódź, with an area of 293.3 km2 and 768,000 inhabitants. In the 19th century, Łódź was a huge industrial centre (the biggest in the country and one of the most prominent in Europe). In 1945, it became a temporary seat of government. Currently it is an important academic and cultural centre, a metropolitan area, and a fast- growing business centre. On the other hand Łódź is the most rural city in Poland, as it has joined with neighbouring villages. Although Łódź does not have any hills nor any large body of water, one can still get close to nature in one of the city's many parks, most notably Łagiewniki (the largest city park in Europe) and Zdrowie with its zoological park and botanical gardens.
Piotrkowska Street is the main artery and attraction stretching north to south for a little over five kilometres, making it (one of) the longest commercial streets in the world. A few of the building fronts have been renovated and date back to the 19th century. The largest 19th Century textile factory complex which was built by Izrael Poznanski has been turned into a shopping centre called "Manufaktura" which is an example of a modern business which operates in restored nineteenth century buildings.
EKO-JUNIOR has its seat in a green district of Lodz called Zlotno. This area includes old suburban countryside. The district is still a rural place with fields, meadows and small forests. One can observe that horses and mules are pastured within the area. On the other hand it began to be a very popular place for people of high standing, who have built their houses in the district. Zlotno still remains nature of a small village with church and ice-cream cafe as a main information and social center.
EKO-JUNIOR is a small kindergarten with 25 pupils from age of 2,5 to 6. There work three teachers, two with younger group and one with older one. We are very close as a community. It gives as many possibilities to cooporate with parents in proper education of our pupils.