Inauguration!


Original YT playout date: 12 September 2009
Duration: 11:45

You wanna know what ceremony there is in Poland when kids go to school at the start of a new year? This is the inauguration of a new year of school. I don’t remember any pomp and circumstance like this when I were a lad in England. We didn’t have school songs, school flags, we didn’t sing the national anthem, and take oaths, and swear lifelong allegiance to the country. We did in the scouts of course, but not at school. Maybe we should have. But from my eyes, all this is entirely unfamiliar. Maybe the American viewers will recognise it more. You’ll see Sophie in there enjoying herself with her classmates, and the footage is from about two years ago. (The September 2008 at the beginning should say 2007, but what the heck) I didn’t put it up fresh as I have only just worked out how to get my mini DVs into the computer! (Don’t expect any technical prowess on this channel.) Enjoy.

The gent in the pencil drawing in the back wearing Sennheiser PXC 350 cans is Grzegorz Piramowicz, by the way. The school itself is named for this doyen, if that’s the word, of education, who implemented Jesuit rigors in the education system in East Poland, was very active in standard setting in the teaching profession, and stubbornly remained a Jesuit until the last day when the Order was outlawed by the Vatican in 1773, and the order wasn’t restored again until 1814, or 13 years after his death.

***Statistics and Credits***
Views at the time added to HTV: 468
Likes at the time added to HTV: 3
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 3
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 50.0%
Comments at time added: 4
Total interactions at time added: 10
Total interactions to views 2.1%
Location: School in Ochota
Other people featured: Staff and pupils of School 10
Genre: Cultural
Music used: None
Languages used: Polish
Animals/plants featured: None

About David J. James

56 year old UK origin Chartered Accountant and business consultant who loves languages, literature, history, religion, politics, internet, vlogging and blogging and lively written or spoken discussion, plays backgammon and a few other board games. Walks and listens to Audible for hours a day usually, and avoids use of the car. Conservative Christian, married to an angel with advanced Multiple Sclerosis. We have three kids, two of them autistic, and we live in Warsaw, Poland. On the board of the main British-Polish charity Fundacja Sue Ryder in Poland, and involved in the Vocational Autistic School of "Nie Z Tej Bajki" in Warsaw. Member of Gideons International. Serves on two committees of the Chamber of Auditors in Poland, and on several Boards and Supervisory Boards. Has own consultancy called Quoracy.com delivering business governance and audit/valuation solutions as well as mentoring. Author of the GoldList Method for systematic optimal use of the long-term memory in learning.

Posted on 15/03/2021, in Polish (PL), Sophie, Uncle Davey's Warsaw and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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