The pupils from Baltoji Vokė the best in the ‘Citizen of Lithuania’ contest

Plakat namalowany przez uczniów Szkoły Średniej im. Elizy Orzeszkowej w Białej Wace, fot. Renata Nanartowicz

Can Polish school educate good, aware, and responsible citizens of Lithuania? Apparently yes, as the pupils from E. Orzeszkowa High School in Baltoji Vokė  won the ‘Citizen of Lithuania’ contest organized by the Migration Office of Vilnius Region Chief Police Commissariat.

The Migration Office of Vilnius Region Chief Police Commissariat organized the ‘Citizen of Lithuania’ contest, directed to pupils of the Vilnius District. Many pupils and teachers got interested in it-  over 200 young people took part in the test that gave the right to participate in the final of ‘brain storms’.

The contest finished with the great success of the pupils from one of the Polish schools of the Vilnius Region-  E. Orzeszkowa High School in Baltoji Vokė. They showed not only they knowledge-Tomasz Zaborowski won the knowledge about Lithuania contest- but also their artistic skills. The youngest participants, pupils from the first grade from Baltoji Vokė, prepared the poster that was highly rated by the jury of the contest. The children got two reasons for joy- they could be happy not only about winning and prizes, but also could see their work in the printed version during the closing gala of the contest. The project has been placed on the official poster of the contest and become the decoration on portfolios and other materials used during the final. The pupils were awarded by the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in  Lithuania, Jarosław Czubiński.

Those results are another confirmation that pupils from Polish schools is Lithuania are not educated in the anti-state spirit, but that education with a native language of instruction does not interfere with the shaping of citizenship.

Based on: personal information


Tłumaczenie by Alicja Kępińska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, Translated by Alicja Kępińska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights,

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