Poland - School
Ludwik Zamenhof Primary School # 51 in Bialystok is one of the most modern schools in our region which is located in the north-eastern part of Poland. This region is also called “The Green Lungs of Poland” because our environment is the cleanest in the country and most of Europe. In our school, we have general classes, where there are regular students as well as some with special educational needs. We teach children between 5 and 12 years old. Below there are the following three levels:
Kindergarten – 5-6 years of age,
Grades 1 through 3 – 6-7 to 9 years of age,
Grades 4 through 6 – 10 to 12 years of age.
This is rather a small school (we have 320 students) but our advantage is that it has its unique “family type” character. Our multicultural location allows us the opportunity to experience the cultures of our neighbours and helps us understand the complexity of our own identity. Therefore, it encourages us to get to know other cultures and countries.
We would like to cooperate with some schools which are open for exchanging of our experience. We look forward to starting a partnership with your school!
Bialystok , with a population of almost 300,000 people, ranks among the larger Polish cities. As the capital of the Podlasie, Bialystok is in fact the main industrial centre of north-eastern Poland and an important academic city.
Despite the high rate of unemployment in the region, Bialystok is gradually developing thanks to its convenient location within close proximity of the Belarusian, Lithuanioan and Russian borders. Besides, it takes advantage of the nearby main overland routes, including the railway line (Berlin-St. Petersburg-Moscow) and the Via Baltica highway. Thus, Bialystok maintains strong economic and cultural relations with the countries of Eastern Europe.
Bialystok is the largest city in north-eastern Poland, situated in the Poslaska Lowlands. The city owes its name to the Biala River(literally “white river”). It is surrounded by the wild woods of the Bialowieza Primaeval Forest and the Narwianski Park Narodowy, making the region particularly attractive for active leisure enthusiasts. Another truly unique feature consists of the two natural reserves which are located within the city’s borders. Bialystok’s climate is a bit colder than Poland’s average. The first settlement on the site of today’s Bialystok was first mentioned in the 15th century as Bielszczany Village. Two hundred years later, it was already a town with a market square and a wooden church. It was at that time, in the 17th century, that Bialystok was presented to Stefan Czarniecki, the Polish commander who had defeated the Swedes, as a prize for his victory.
The Podlaskie province is situated In the North-eastern part of Poland and covers the area of 20,180km2. It borders on the Warminsko-Mazurskie Province, the Mazowieckie province and the Lubelski Province, as well as on Belarus and Lithuania. There are nine border crossings in the province. There are three major cities: Bialystok, Lomza and Suwalki. That is all as far as statistics is concerned. The hospitality of the inhabitants as well as constantly growing in number and improving tourist accommodation encourage to visit this beautiful region more often. The Podlaskie Province also has over 3,000 km of marked trails, attractive forms of recreation such as canoeing, rafting, cycling,horse riding, paragliding, hot air balloons or dog drawn carts and sleighs in the winter and regional cuisine are only a few attractions tourists can enjoy in The Podlaskie Province.