Primary School No. 1 Adam Mickiewicz in Będzin.
Head teacher: Ewa Maria Graca
Assistant head teacher: Karolina Jakóbczyk
Number of students: 433
Number of classes: 20
Pedagogical staff: 47 teachers
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary School No. 1 Adam Mickiewicz in Będzin is one of the oldest schools in the city. It was created thanks to the efforts of the residents of the Małobądz district, who in 1919 allocated a part of private land for its construction. In 1921, the school was opened in a building that was later transformed into a Teacher’s House. In the present building, the school has been operating since 1959. Since then, it has undergone many renovations and modernization, adapting its infrastructure to the needs of subsequent generations of students.
In recent years, the facility has gained a lot of attractiveness, mainly thanks to modern sports facilities, which serve not only students but also residents of the district and residents of the Górki Małobądzkie housing estate established in 2003. In 2011, sports grounds with a total area of 1715 m² were put into use, including a pitch and a running track. From spring to autumn, the school complex is used by school pupils, and by the local community. A modern gym was built in 2018 and has made the school’s sports base complete and it reaches all expectations and standards.
Primary School No. 1 is an institution educating the abilities and skills of its students at a high level. It can be seen in the results of the eighth-grade test – over the years one of the highest, and recently the highest in the city and far above the national and provincial average.
The high level of education is evidenced by the numerous successes of students in competitions of various levels, ranging from international (International Historical Competition about the Cursed Soldiers – award) through the nationwide (XXIII edition of the Geological Competition „Our Earth – the natural environment yesterday, today and tomorrow” – 2nd place) and provincial (Provincial Spelling Competition „Master of Spelling” – 1st place, Provincial Ecological Competition „Nature – I care and respect” – 2nd place, XIX Provincial Competition „Chemical Duets” – 3rd place).
In the school year 2021/2022, the record number of our students won the titles in the Provincial Subject Competitions, including the Provincial Subject Competition in Biology (laureate and finalist), in Polish (finalist), in Chemistry (2 finalists). It was a great success for the eighth grader to get 1st place in the prestigious Regional Recitation Competition „Mały OKR”.
As an institution that offers high educational standards, it was qualified for the Credible School program and in 2015 it was included on the national list of reliable schools. In 2014, as the first school in Będzin, we obtained the national certificate of the Health Promoting School.
Thanks to participation in the „Digital School” program run by the Ministry of Digitization and Automation, the school gained additional equipment in the form of tablets, laptops, scanners, projectors and screens, and the pedagogical staff competences in the use of new technologies in teaching the modern student. Highly qualified teaching staff is another advantage of the school.
The integration of the school community is served by events that are the school’s tradition. It should be mentioned here:
· Open School Day
· European Sports Day „First graders to start!”
· Healthy Breakfast Day
· Christmas workshops
· Class Christmas Eve
· Celebrations on Mother’s Day, Grandmother’s Day, Grandfather’s Day
· Family sports picnic
The school is also the organizer of inter-school competitions, which are permanently inscribed in the calendar of events, organized from 25 years Zagłębiowski Inter-School Song Festival – by the decision of the Silesian Education Superintendent, has already been included three times in the list of knowledge, artistic and sports professions organized by the education superintendent or other entities operating in the school that may be listed on the primary school leaving certificate.
From 7.00-17.00 the children can attend the care room in the school, the main task of which is to provide students with organized educational care enabling the comprehensive development of their personality. The school systematically recognizes the needs of students in order to provide them with material help as well as support and care of the pedagogue, from the current school year also a psychologist. Children with low material status are provided with free lunches, social scholarships, Santa’s packages, and additional help is provided for them, e.g. partial coverage of the cost of going to the green school (educational and recreational trip for several days organized by the school during the school year) and holiday trips. Pupils with special educational needs are covered by psychological and pedagogical help. For them, classes are organized to develop abilities and interests (mathematical, art, theatre, chess, music, choir, school sports club), corrective and compensatory classes, therapeutic, developing emotional and social competences, speech therapy, socio-therapy, revalidation, didactic and compensatory, and from the school year 2020/2021 also corrective gymnastics.
In recent years, the school has significantly increased the number of students without losing its climate and family atmosphere. Thanks to the excellent cooperation with parents and the involvement of students and teachers, the school organizes numerous charity events and volunteer campaigns, supervised by the dynamically operating School Volunteer Association “Amicis”.
A very important element of the school’s work is the development of pupils’ language skills and foreign language learning. In 2016-2017, the school implemented a program financed by the European Union Erasmus + POWER (Knowledge, Education, Development) Action 1: „Mobility of learners and employees”. Participants of the project „Foreign languages and information technologies as the key to modern education of European citizens” were teachers who had been trained in Oxford, Brighton and Malta on the latest teaching methods, such as CLIL or ICT.
The 2018/19 school year was also full of activities at the international level, because the school started the implementation of the Erasmus + „Heart” project. Action 2 is also financed by the European Union. As part of the project, in February 2019, the school hosted teachers and students from partner countries, including Turkey, Portugal, Slovenia, Italy and Romania. Our students visited Madeira, Slovenia, Italy, and – due to the epidemic situation – the project implementers took a virtual trip to Romania. In 2021, the school started implementing another project financed by the European Union, Handy hands – happy children. The implementation of the project will last until 03/31/2024. The cost of the project is € 203,361.00, of which the budget for our school is € 31,442.00
The project is an initiative aimed at motivating children to be physically active and arousing cognitive curiosity and environmental awareness. The project is coordinated by the school from Croatia. Students and partners from Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Italy work on tasks related to the development of manual skills, technical efficiency and environmental sensitivity. Active cooperation is not only to increase the effectiveness of learning, but also to improve communication and motivate students to learn foreign languages, and encourage them to learn about other cultures and communities.
In the 2018/2019 school year, the school implemented the government program for the development of school infrastructure and the competences of students and teachers in the field of information and communication technologies „Active board”, enriching its base with new interactive boards and computers.
In 2018, from the funds from the educational subsidy reserve, teaching aids for physics, chemistry, biology and geography were purchased, which allowed us to plan a well-equipped, attractive educational space, enabling our students and teachers to use the latest technological and methodological solutions.
Thanks to the funds provided by the City of Będzin and the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, in December 2018, the school enriched its base with a modern eco-studio „Forest Harbor”. This unique place, perfectly equipped with teaching aids, combines functionality, a friendly atmosphere with innovative solutions and ideas for modern education.
A huge investment project – thermo-modernization of the building – successfully completed in 2019 – made the facility not only look modern, but also gained utility values and became even more friendly for students and other users.
At a time when the functioning of the education system units was limited due to the prevention and combating of COVID-19, the school conducted remote education on the Google Workspace platform, lessons and additional classes were conducted in real time in the Google Classroom and Meet applications. The transition to the non-stationary teaching mode was facilitated by new equipment (laptops, webcams), the purchase of which – thanks to the efforts of the supervisory authorities – was financed from the Remote School + project under the Polish National Educational Network from EU funds from the Digital Poland Program 2014-2020.
In the school year 2020/2021, the school started the project „Education as a path to the future of Będzin students” financed by the European Union under the sub-measure 11.1.4 – Improving the effectiveness of general education – RPO WSL 2014-2020. Participation in the project enriched the didactic base of the school with new equipment, including interactive monitor, laptops, teaching aids for teaching mathematics, furniture, school desks, and the students were given the opportunity to participate in English language development classes, mathematics, nature, communication and information technology classes „First steps in ICT” and in classes for foreigners and children returning to the country “At the tip of my tongue”.
The school year 2021/2022 was an opportunity to play and learn for school implementers of the 6th Educational Program of the Orange MegaMisja Foundation. The modern program turned out to be an ideal form of communicating the rules of using new technologies, and the setting in the form of a game encouraged students to take up new challenges. In addition to expanding their knowledge in the field of digital competences, students won attractive prizes for the library, including: art sets, stationery, books, games, audiobooks and two tablets.
Thanks to joining the National Reading Development Program 2.0. the school received government support of PLN 12,000 in 2021. As a part of the subsidy, new publications were purchased, including fiction for young people, novels, crime and sensational literature, as well as items on the subject of emotions and school books, including audiobooks and books on the history of Poland in the 20th century. The list of necessary books was preceded by a survey among students in grades 1-8, parents and teachers. The school library was enriched with new equipment, including: a laptop for a librarian and new bookshelves.
The year 2022 is also the time of the government’s Laboratories of the Future program, the school was enriched, among others, by: 3D printer and scanner, VR goggles, audio-video equipment or robotics equipment.
If you want to contact us:
postal mail: Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1 ul. Szkolna 3, 42-500 Będzin Poland
phone/fax: +48 32 267 39 30