publiczne gimnazjum nr 1 im. króla bolesława chrobrego w łodzi
Publiczne Gimnazjum nr 1 im. Krola Boleslawa Chrobrego is a state secondary school teaching teenagers aged 13-15(370 students). The school is located in the centre of Lodz - a major Polish city situated centrally 120 km from the capital. Lodz is a post-industrial city with a strong cultural and film school tradition. The population of 725 000 is rapidly falling down due to the fact that people look for jobs in other parts of Poland or Western Europe.
The textile and clothing industry used to play a leading role in the city development.
However, after 1989 the industry collapsed. I
t resulted in a decreased number of people employed. Some of them has never become economically active again. High level of unemployment has led to serious issues such as: large deprived areas, hereditary poverty, depression, addictions etc.
Over the recent years, there has been a significant development in the city due to the new investments and European Union funding.
There is an airport and a convenient railway connection with Warsaw.
Nevertheless, the projected population loss by 2030 is huge.
The school provides general secondary education as well as teaches foreign languages such as English, French, German, Russian and Italian. On top of that, there is a CLIL programme implemented in English with Physics, Maths, IT, PE taught partly in English. There are some students with individual educational needs because of dyslexia, dysgraphia, etc.
As a state school, we work with students of various backgrounds and different social status. Some of the students require financial help. Taking part in the project would open opportunities for many children as they would get a chance to communicate in English, travel to another country, none of which they could otherwise.