76 students from Ukraine attend school on Cmentarna Street. They were divided into three age groups, grades 1-3, 4-6, and 7-8. Arkadiusz visited Żabka attached to a microphone.
Magorzata Pomikalska: Tomorrow you will monitor the weather yourself, enter the date and temperature and paste the appropriate picture. (…) In Ukrainian, here we have a teacher of 1-3 teachers of the 1st-3rd grade of ECE in Polish.
Radio 90: There are three other 4-6 and 7-8 groups in the school.
Magorzata Pomikalska: Each of the older groups consisted of 25 individuals.
Radio 90: What is the hardest? space planning?
Magorzata Pomikalska: That’s for sure too, we had a small gym here, but since we lacked rooms and had to accommodate a lot of kids, at this point we had to give these kids the opportunity to learn normally. But most of all, so that these children feel safe and above all, they want here. This is the most important.
Principal Małgorzata Pomykalska, Principal of Primary School No. 9 in Rybnik spoke.
One of the teachers of Polish as a foreign language at the school is Jadwiga Kozłowska:
Jadwiga Kozłowska: I never worked in Poland with students who came from foreign countries, I went abroad. Nearly 10 years working abroad. I’ve rather worked with students. They were Armenia, Uzbekistan, Russia and Ukraine.
Radio 90: Do they know something, do they know Polish?
Jadwiga Kozłowska: I don’t think they know. People from the vicinity of Lviv know little, but at first I try to collect vocabulary that reminds them a little of the Ukrainian language, that is, universal or words that sound similar to their native language.
The second school in Rybnik with preparatory departments is Primary School No. 10 on Grunwaldska Street.
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