The Polish Olympians Elementary School in Mysiadło is a new organization, founded in 2013. It is located in the municipality of Lesznowola, Piaseczno, Poland in the building of Education and Sport’s Centre in Mysiadło.
For the last 3 years the school has been facing challenges connected with a growing number of students (over 900) and teachers (over 120). The students are 6-15 years old. The teaching language is Polish.
The main areas of activity for the school in Mysiadło are:
- development and implementation of forms of non – formal grading for all age groups of students
- development and implementation of teachers’ assignment
- development of the ICT methodology in every subject
- development of practical activities for young students (11-13 years old) preventing mobile phone addiction
The use of ICT is a very important area for the school in Mysiadło. There is a whiteboard in every classroom and every teacher is trained how to use it. Most of the teachers use many applications in order to make learning more accessible, attractive and effective. Over the last few years, a group of teachers conducts lessons with the help of iPods and WebQuest.
The Centre of Sport, located in the same building as school in Mysiadło, as well as the County’s Cultural Centre, situated nearby, offer a wide range of physical, cognitive and academic activities for students and adults of the Lesznowola county. They have a lot of experience in attracting young people and share it with the project team.
Students in our school are involved in numerous sports teams, they play basketball, football, handball, do judo, karate or even take part in dancing competitions. They have a lot of extra curriculum activities connected as well with physical education as with learning. Our students also participate in e-Twinning project “Movie of the Month – February to May” with the students from Spain and Sweden.
Key persons involved in project
Karolina Kasperska – the coordinator of the project, has been working in the Polish Olympians Elementary School in Mysiadło since the beginning of the school. She is an English teacher who has successfully applied for the Comenius funding and attended a teachers’ training in Cambridge, in 2013, regarding blended learning and usage of the new technologies in the classroom. In 2017 Mrs Karolina Kasperska applied for the funding of a workshop: “EU Project cycle Management” in line with the Key action 1, in order to get a proper preparation for this and further projects at school. Karolina Kasperska is a coordinator of international projects and an English teacher of students 11-13 years of age. Mrs Kasperska has an experience of participation in different school projects where students refine their skills connected with the use of English in communication and team work. She is also a German language teacher.
Agata Cieniek – is an English teacher in Mysiadło’s Polish Olympians Elementary School. She teaches students who are 9-15. Mrs Cieniek is also a French language teacher. She has experience in co-organising Comenius and e-Twinning projects at schools she has worked previously. Mrs Cieniek succeeds in a constant broadening of her teacher’s skills and tools by taking part in numerous workshops and trainings used afterwards in her work with students.