STUDENTS` GALLEY

Anna on the Trail

“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” This beautiful quote from Sarah Williams’ poem “The Old Astronomer to His Pupil” can relate to my whole life.

As far as I can remember, I’ve always been scared of the dark. I used to fear going out at night and coming back home on my own when it was pitch black. That was until I heard about astronomy for the first time. I was fascinated by all those little objects you could see in the night sky so much that I forgot about all of my fears. I started learning about other planets in the Solar System and I liked looking at the pictures of them. I’ve always wanted to find out how to locate different constellations and stars but I didn’t have any opportunities to do so.

 

I really got into astronomy in the 7th grade when I was on my first ever integration camp. Our class went out to the beach at night to see Saturn through a telescope. We were introduced to the closest stars to Earth (other than the Sun), the closest Galaxies to the Milky Way and many, many other things. After that memorable night I started reading more and more about it. Then in the 8th grade I joined the extracurricular astronomy classes. Every single night, mostly during winters, I looked up and gazed at the stars trying to find out which ones are which. My fascination only grew stronger. During my second integration camp, I had the perfect view at the night sky. I’ve never seen the sky so clearly! Many more stars were visible, simply because we were pretty far from the big cities. I could even see the outline of the Milky Way! To be honest if I could have stayed there and stare at it all, I’d have done that without hesitation.

Now I’m still learning about astronomy on my own. If I made you interested in the topic, check out the app “Stellarium” that allows you to locate every celestial object in the sky or watch this youtube video for a start. https://youtu.be/uD4izuDMUQA

text by Anna Fiedorowicz 1a
drawing by Julia Olechnowicz 2a

Adam and his new corner of fun facts part 3

 

There is a species of spider that is mostly vegetarian.

 

A group of foxes is called a skulk or a leash.

 

 

The longest shrimp ever found was 16 inches long.

 

 

A mantis shrimp has claws and is capable of breaking aquarium glass.

 

 

 

Pigeons are highly sociable animals and they mate for life.

 

 

tekst: Adam Pietrakiewicz
ilustracje: Zuzanna Gurgul
klasa 3A

How our group looks

Meet our group A4. Jagoda Ciesiółka, thank you for preparing this extraordinary presentation in Canva.

          

 

Adam and his new corner of fun facts part 2

 

Crows are capable of acting out of revenge, for example, a group of crows can attack an animal that killed one of their friends.

 

 

“Fahrenheit 451” is a dystopian novel by the American writer Ray Bradbury, first published in 1953. It is often regarded as one of his best works. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are left.

 

It's possible for our planet to be knocked out of its orbit and drift around our universe. Funnily enough humanity can still survive such an event.

 

 

Elon Musk sent a few mice to the International Space Station for no special reason... just because he felt like doing that.

tekst: Adam Pietrakiewicz
ilustracje: Zuzanna Gurgul
klasa 3A

How to get into a British university

When you hear the phrase people throw around so easily: "What do you want to do in the future?" what comes to your mind? The obvious answer would be "studies", right? Well "What kind of studies?". From here on it's getting difficult. You need to ask yourself what you wish to do in life. It is not an easy question, quite the opposite. Many of us seem to have trouble deciding what's next. Can you blame us? There are so many options to choose from.
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tekst: Ksawery Kokot
klasa 3A

Adam and his corner of fun facts part 1

Lava and magma are radioactive. A little bit but still radioactive.

Fish are unaware of the fact that they swim in water   .

Snakes are very curious and will happily explore any new areas just for the sheer sake of exploring.

   

 

Gaining a rabbit or bunny’s trust may result in rabbit/bunny waking up at night from a bad dream and seeking its owner for comfort.

Crows can mimic human speech

Parrots are capable of not only mimicking human speech but also understanding quite a bit of words.

     

tekst: Adam Pietrakiewicz
ilustracje: Zuzanna Gurgul
klasa 3A

Turkey, turkey and lots of turkey...

They are are friendly, they're social, they're loyal, they have emotions and ….. they are tasty.

Seating and eating would be boring without a proper song to sing so one day, somewhere in 1850 James Lord Pierpont was at the Simpson Tavern in Medford, Massachusetts and was inspired by the town's famous sleigh races. So, he plucked out a little tune on the piano. Needless to say, it was a hit with children and adults, and the lyrics were later slightly altered to be sung around Christmas. So whenever you sing ‘Jingle Bells’ think there goes turkey 😉

 

tekst: Sylwia Kazimierczak
nauczyciel języka angielskiego
ilustracja: Zuzanna Gurgul
klasa 3A