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    First Lady Visits School in Geneva

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    Agata Kornhauser-Duda, the First Lady of Poland, visited the Wacław Micuta Polish School in Geneva, engaging with students on the importance of reading, learning the Polish language, and festive traditions. Together with third-grade students, she crafted holiday cards, discussing Christmas Eve dishes, the midnight Mass, and the history of the carol “Silent Night.”

    Fostering Creativity and Learning

    In conversations with educators, the First Lady praised their creativity, emphasizing their role in encouraging young minds to learn even during leisure time. Actively involved in literacy promotion, she stressed the benefits of independent reading, citing research showing improved spelling skills among avid readers.

    Literary Enthusiasm and Competitions

    Expressing her love for literature, Kornhauser-Duda highlighted the ongoing “Word – Poland” Recitation Competition aimed at students in Polish schools abroad. The competition seeks to spark interest in Polish literature and nurture an appreciation for the beauty of the Polish language.

    The Wacław Micuta Polish School: A Hub of Learning and Tradition

    Established in 1986, the school, situated at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations in Geneva, continuously evolves. Financed by the Ministry of National Education, it follows the curriculum set by the School Center for Children of Polish Citizens Temporarily Residing Abroad in Warsaw.

    Preserving Identity and National Affiliation

    The school actively engages in extracurricular activities, including educational trips, literary and artistic contests, and meetings with authors and explorers. Focused on nurturing a sense of identity and national belonging, the school community regularly visits and cares for Polish historical sites and memorabilia in Geneva and its surroundings.

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