Our Visit is Getting Closer

It’s not long now until our 8 pupils will be flying out to Tychy.   Click on the links below to find out more about their timetable of events and some of the things they need to get ready before they travel. The map below shows you where Poland and Belgium are located in Europe.  Do […]

UK Celebrations for the 70th Anniversary of VE Day

Friday 8th May marked the 70th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day).  This was the day which saw the end of the Second World War in Europe.   The occasion will be commemorated with events across the UK. To find out more about VE Day celebrations in the UK, click on the picture below.

Finding Out about the First and Second World Wars

In preparation for our visit we have been finding out about the impact of the First and Second World War on Britain, Poland and Belgium. Have a look at the Powerpoint we have put together.  We have learnt that some of the events of both wars were very complicated. Click on the photographs below to open a power […]

War Poetry

Miss Talbot’s literacy set have written personification poetry in which they have explored the theme of war and peace.  We will be reading some of the poetry out when we visit Tychy. Read some of their work below.

Learning the Language

We are lucky that our friends in Poland and Belgium speak good English.  We don’t know any Polish or Dutch (the language that is spoken in Kortrijk). During lunchtimes the children who will be visting Poland have been trying to some learn some Polish language.  We have found some of the sounds quite difficult. If […]

Poppy Power

Our friends in Tychy have put together a stunning display of artwork focusing on the poppy which is a powerful symbol of peace. Poppies form an important part of remembrance day celebrations in the UK.  Wreaths are laid at the Cenotaph in London on the Sunday closest to 11th November.  In November 2014, to mark […]

Gifts from Friends

We received some lovely Easter cards from Tychy and we sent an Easter box out to Tychy and Kortrijk. We received a banner from Belgium which was covered in poems about war.

Finding Out About Where We All Live – Skype Presentations

Finding Out About Where We All Live – Skype Presentations The children in each of the schools have been finding out about each other’s towns and schools.  Each school put together a presentation about their town.  It contained information about where the towns are in their country and showed pictures of famous landmarks.  We discovered […]

Getting to Know You!

In order to prepare for our visit the children at Godinton have been getting to know our new friends in Tychy and Kotrijk. We have been using Skype to share information about our schools and our towns with each other.   At Christmas we all sang Silent Night in our own language to each other. […]

The Start of the Project

The Start of the Project Godinton Primary School is delighted to be working in partnership with Sint-Paulus School in Kortrijk, Belgium and Szkola Podstawowa nr 18 in Tychy, Poland on an exciting collaborative project entitled ‘Show and Tell – No More Wars.’  The project started following a successful bid for European funding as part of […]