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Emails from a teacher in Chorzów, Poland

 GimnasiumOur school is located in Chorzów. There are almost 350 students and 30 teachers in the Gimnasium. The Gimnasium is for 13 to 16 year old boys and girls who have just finished the Elementary School. After Gimnasium students can continue their education process in Lyceum or Technical College.

During the three years' education pupils learn such subjects as: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, Art, Gym, Music, Polish Language, English Language, German Language,etc.

Besides the compulsory lessons students have opportunites to develop their interests and hobby during extra afternoon classes.

Email about the Tatra Mountains, Poland

 Tatra In my opinion, these are the most beautiful mountains in Poland. You find there stunning and spectacular views. If you like wandering and trekking you should come to Tatra Mountains. You can wander in the lower parts of mountains, or go mountaineering if you consider yourself experienced. This is the best place for people who like active forms of rest. It is impossible to be bored there.

The most famous town in this part of Poland is Zakopane. In the beginnig of the twentieth century Polish Bohemians used to live there.

Cheese made in the Highlands

"Oscypek" is a kind of cheese which is made from goat's, sheep's or cow's milk. The highlanders have their own recipe for this delicacy. The original oscypek is always made with unpasteurized sheep milk, first turned into cottage cheese. Then the batter is repeatedly rinsed with boiling water and squeezed. Then the mass is pressed into wooden, spindle-shaped forms. The shape of the forms is decorative and so is the cheese. The forms are then placed in a barrel with salted water for a night or two. After that the forms are placed close to the roof in a special wooden hut and cured in hot smoke for up to 14 days.


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We would like to thank the Polish Embassy, London, and the Polish National Tourist Office in London for the use of the photographs of the Tatra Mountains


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