Poland is in central Europe. It is four times the size of Ireland. Poland has a border with seven countries. There are mountains in the south and plains in the middle of the country. There are lots of lakes and forests in Poland. It is very warm in the summer (25˚C - 30˚C) but in the winter it can get as cold as - 30˚C. Poland has been a member of the EU (European Union) since 2004.
School in Poland
Children in Poland can attend preschool from the age of three or even younger. Everyone must attend zero class at the age of six. They learn to write their letters and numbers and do simple sums. They also learn other things that will help the when they get to primary school. After primary school they go to the gimnazjum and then the liceum.
Learn some Polish
There is a lot of interesting food in Poland. Click on the picture to learn about it.
There are lots of interesting things to see in Poland: beaches, mountains, lakes, rivers and woodlands.
Inside a Polish Home
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Religion in Poland
There are a lot of interesting sports in Poland: downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, hang-gliding and paragliding. Click on the picture to learn more about them.
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Interesting facts about Poland
- Some men kiss a woman's hand when they meet them.
- Men and women kiss each other on the cheek when they meet.
- People drive on the right-hand side of the road.
- There are small booths on the side of the road where you can buy sweets, drinks and tickets for the bus.
- Married people wear the wedding ring on the right hand.
- People write 9 like a g.
- The signs for the toilet are different: a triangle for men and a circle for women.
- The currency in Poland is the Złoty. Złoty is the Polish word for gold.