In May Polword’s students paid a Visit to RAF Northolt & The Battle of Britain Bunker Musem.
RAF Northolt was home to the Polish Fighter Wing for most of the Second World War. During the Battle of Britain, 303 Kościuszko Polish Squadron, flying Hurricanes from Northolt, became the most successful Squadron of any that took part in the Battle.
RAF Northolt is immensely proud of its Polish Heritage and hosts a small Museum dedicated to the Polish Air Force, containing memorabilia, art works, aircraft parts, photographs and models to tell the story alongside information panels (bilingual).
As RAF Northolt is an operational RAF Station, the Museum was specially opened for Polword, for a group limited to 20 students.
There was a great talk bringing the airfield and some of the personalities to life.
The talk was given by Mr Richard Kornicki CBE, chairman of the Polish Air Force Memorial Committee, which was formed in 2011 to continue the remembrance of the Polish contribution to the war effort. He talked about his father, Franciszek Kornicki, the only surviving Polish squadron commander in the UK, and the great importance of remembrance.
Following the visit, which lasted an hour or so, the Group traveled 5 miles further to visit the Battle of Britain Bunker at Uxbridge, from where the Battle of Britain was directed. The Bunker has an extraordinary atmosphere as a place where history was made hour by hour. It has all its war-time fittings, including the plotting table on which incoming enemy formations were marked, along with the Squadrons deployed to meet them.
And what a day it was!!!
See a fragment of the talk by Mr R. Kornicki in the bunker and see more at: https://www.rafbf.org/news-and-blogs/black-briefcase
We had our Annual Language Picnic on 21st June 2015.
Great fun, great Polish food, fantastic turn up and friendly weather. We are happy so many people want to spend time with us and have fun as well as learn a bit more about Polish language and culture.
Thank you Polword’s Students!!
We enjoyed a lot, had some great Polish food and learned a World Cup song. Have a look at those of us, who were not discouraged by the forecast. The weather proofed it wrong :-))
Our Christmas party in 2013 – lots of fun – as usually :-)
Have a look!
On Sunday, 14th July we met at St. Jame’s Park to celebrate the summer. We had lots of fun, students did marvelously with a very tricky quiz (we will upload it soon), survived the pronunciation dance and learn a Polish wedding “must know” song!
In March we met to watch together a famous bitter-sweet comedy “Szczęśliwego Nowego Jorku”. Lot’s of people came and we had a great fun. Not many pics but here we go…
On Friday night, 7th December we gathered in Polish restaurant Knaypa to celebrate Xmas. Our students could meet at last as they have classes on different days and never have a chance to meet.
Więc, proszę bardzo, zapraszamy do oglądania naszych zdjęć.
There are some of our teachers. They are all professional, experienced and full of energy as you can see :-) They love teaching languages and making their lessons fun and interesting.
Here we have some pictures of our present and past students.
If you are or used to be a student at Polword, please contact us and send us some new pics of you and your family. We would love to have an album of families at Polword :-)
It rained and rained and there was no hope for outdoor fun. Still the weather did not beat us. We decided to do a pub picnic…
On 21st of December we met to watch a film by K. Kieslowski, “Three Colours – White”.
We had a lovely meal (there were Polish pierogi, barszcz z uszkami, kabanosy, and lots of Polish cakes – all made by us (except ‘kabanosy’ of course :-)
That was a lovely evening and we will be gathering soon to see some more of great Polish films.
Everybody is welcome to join our film club, so please send us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like us to update you with our upcoming events.
Polword’s Picnic – 25 May 2011
Andrzejki – evening of magic and fortune telling
On 11th May 2012 we hosted our 4th Film Club Evening, which was full of laughter and an amazing atmosphere as this time we watched the most hilarious Polish comedy called ‘Seksmisja’ (1984).