Additional Activities

DRAWING CLASSES

KATARZYNA LIPIŃSKA
During classes the children will learn the rules of proportions in drawing and develop their imagination. The participants will also get to know the most important information about the chosen technique, as well as learn about the work of outstanding artists. They will receive instructions regarding drawing. The corrections will be made during the entire course.

The classes will cover the following topics:
• study of plants - pencil, coal, coloured pencil
• introduction to the technique
• character study - pencil, coloured pencil, coal
• introduction to the technique
• study of still life - a pencil
• introduction to the technique
• mixed technique (white pastel, coal, pencil) - a portrait

The classes will be run by Katarzyna Lipińska - art teacher, art-therapist, active cultural animator, street artist.

Necessary set for a student attending the drawing clases: set of pencils, a rubber, a black coal pencil, a white coal pencil, plain coal, a kneaded eraser, a tortillon, black markers / thin and thick, A3 work folder, a pad for watercolours / pastels / carbon A3, watercolour pencils, a small set of dry pastels / 6 colours.


BASKETBALL AND SOCCER

I would like to inform you that we will continue our school basketball and soccer trainings in this school year.
The classes will be run by Mr Tomasz Wojnowski – a basketball coach since 2004. He has worked in clubs in Poland and abroad (Germany, Luxemburg) at various levels and in different age categories, both in the male and female sections. Additionally, in the years 1996–2012 Mr Tomasz was an active professional basketball player.
MY MISSION
NOT TEAM RESULT BUT INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOR ME. My mission is for every child, to have the skills that allow them to play anywhere.
NOT ACHIEVING THE GOAL BUT STRIVING FOR IT IS A GREATER VALUE. I set specific goals for each of my players. I know that these goals are not always achieved, but during the training and practice process, the child gets to know and learns many valuable skills, that will pay off in the future.

INDIVIDUALISATION
Each child, depending on age, sex, physical conditions, motor skills etc. gets the opportunity and chance to develop and improve their skills.

GAMES
Especially at the beginning of the adventure, I try to conduct classes on the principle of games and playing with elements of basketball and soccer, so that the child develops and trains with a smile on his/her face.

BECOMING AWARE
The second stage in the process is to make children aware that training is not only fun and laugh, but also systematic hard work. I try to convey to all participants, that in every area of life there is time for fun and time for commitment.


DANCE – OSKAR ŻOŁĄDKIEWICZ

INSTRUCTOR:
Oskar Żołądkiewicz - founder of the PRO-DANCE School. A professional dancer, representing the highest international "S" class in Latin American and standard dances. A graduate of the University of Zielona Góra with a master's degree and teaching qualification. A certified sports dance instructor. Dancing became his childhood passion and for over 15 years he has specialized in ballroom dancing.

During the class, children will learn the basic steps of MODERN DANCE in combination with the HIP HOP style. Throughout the year, we will orgainize dance shows during which parents will be able to see how their children dance and what progress they have made. In addition, the children participating in classes will have an opportunity to perform at DANCE TOURNAMENTS organized by PRO-DANCE school, where they will have a chance to represent the school and win medals and cups for their achievements.

Dancing is particularly close to me and I know how important it is in a child's life, development and personality shaping. The most important benefits of participation in dance classes include:
• Shaping the sense of rhythm and motor coordination;
• Ability to distinguish learnt dances;
• Plasticity, elegance and body shaping;
• Teaching the ability to cooperate in a group
• Creating nice and friendly atmosphere, mutual trust, taking care of discipline and following the rules of correct behavior.


KARATE

INSTRUCTORS FROM THE Karate Kyokushin IPPON Club Karate Kyokushin IPPON Club is a place for enthusiasts of this extraordinary martial art. Coaches put a lot of fun and commitment into their work to show that martial arts give satisfaction as well as learn valuable skills that can be demonstrated during sports competitions.

The martial arts help teach self-discipline and socialization skills. Our students will learn coordination, self-control and traditional family values such as discipline, respect and focus while having lots of fun.

INSTRUCTORS:

1. Marianna Sulima – Nurkiewicz - founder of the Ippon karate club, coach of the national team, has been training karate for 31 years, has a 3 DAN degree.
2. Daniel Sternik - the best player in the Ippon club, European Champion, has been training karate for 20 years, has a 2 DAN degree.


FENCING 

DAMIAN MERKEL
Fencing is a sport with traditions gaining more and more popularity in Poland. Fencing trainings raise the general level of physical fitness, test intelligence and teach manners. It requires high ambition and psycho-physical predispositions.
COACH: My name is Damian Merkel and I have been teaching fencing for over twenty years. For the last five years I have been running my own business, promoting this sport discipline among children and teenagers. I approach classes professionally and with full commitment.
My qualifications:
• 2nd degree fencing coach
• National Junior Team representative (2009 – 2011)
• Judge of the Polish Fencing Association
• Personal trainer
• Fitness instructor
• Physiotherapy exercises instructor
• Physical education teacher TRAININGS: During training, players will learn the basic elements of fencing techniques, the rules of judging and the construction of weapons (foil). Classes will be enriched with elements of games and activities developing such skills as: speed, agility, perceptiveness, the ability to make quick decisions. Participants in the beginner group will receive fencing clothes, masks and weapons. Competitors in the advanced group will be required to purchase equipment necessary for fencing fights (sweatshirt, mask, plastron, glove, pants).

The trainings will include:

• warm-up;

• footwork;

• fighting;

• stretching;

• games and activities;

• working with a weapon.

For those willing (additionally payable) it will be possible to take part in individual lessons with a trainer (Saturday).


RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS

Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport that combines acrobatics, ballet and dance. This discipline is only trained by girls aged 4 to 18. Rhythmic gymnastics is an extremely versatile sport, it shapes the correct body posture, gives grace of movement, makes the body more flexible, has a very positive effect on motor coordination and all motor skills. It teaches regularity, discipline and is a great form of extracurricular activity. In addition to a large dose of exercise, we focus on great fun and having a nice time.

INSTRUCTOR:

Maria Wójcik - Rhythmic Gymnastics instructor, has an official license of the Polish gymnastics association coach. She completed a sports instructor course specializing in rhythmic gymnastics at the Polish Academy of Development and Sport. A student of the 2nd year of Physical Education and Sport at the University of Education and Sport in Warsaw. She started her adventure with this sport at the age of 6, won many awards at inter-club and voivodship competitions, took part in numerous gymnastic and dance shows. She has been training rhythmic gymnastics in the leading Warsaw clubs (SG Legia Warszawa, KSGA Legion Warszawa and the Warsaw Gymnastic Society) under the supervision of coaches from Poland, Russia and Kazakhstan. This sport is her greatest passion and for five years she has been passing her passion and love on to children.

During the classes, Ms Maria has an individual approach to each child, knows how to motivate them and focus their valuable attention. She shares her knowledge in an interesting and varied way, so that even small children can learn as much as possible without losing concentration. She is very accurate and pays great attention to detail. During each training session, she tries to pass on the knowledge she has been gaining for many years, constantly training and developing as a coach.

Outfit needed for classes: Black leggings and black blouse or body, white socks, tennis shoes, well tied hair, preferably in a high ponytail, bun or braid. Each child must have their own foam mattress and a bottle of water.


VOLLEYBALL

MAGGIE DILLON
I would like to run an afterschool volleyball club for Years 6-8! It will be Co-Ed and we will meet once a week for the year. These one hour sessions will work on developing the child’s fundamental volleyball skills, as well as teamwork skills. We will work on passing, setting, serving and attacking, and ideally have more than 12 students to play some games during the practices. If not, we will play short court volleyball and adapt the court size.

COACH: Maggie Dillon - I have played competitive volleyball (court and beach) for about 10 years. I began coaching in 2015, both boys and girls, aged 11-12.


KEYBOARD AND SINGING

ARTUR MACIEJEWSKI
Piano and singing classes conducted by Mr Artur Maciejewski are offered only for students who are committed to practice everyday at home, to prepare properly for concerts and take part in inside and outside musical events, and possible exams. Students are also obliged to bring notes to classes.
Continual practice outside of these classes are important for the success of the student. Please consider this when signing up for these classes.