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poniedziałek, 30 listopada 2009 20:24

Maria Konopnicka Primary School in Lipiny

Lipiny is a scenic village situated in the the centre of Poland in the Lodz Voivodeship. Due to its location on the edge of the Lodz Upland Landscape Park, Lipiny’s rural area belongs to the most picturesque places in the Lodz region. The first trace of the name “Lipiny” was found in Brzeziny court register dating back to the year 1418. The village was named after growing in the surroundings limes (in Latin: Tilia) whose Polish name is lipy.

Limes from which the name of the village derives
Rural landscape of Lipiny
Lodz Upland Landscape Park near Lipiny
The first primary school in Lipiny was established in 1884, which means as early as in the period of the Partitions of Poland. The present school building was given into exploitation in 1956 and on 25th May 1985 the school was named after Maria Konopnicka – the famous Polish writer. Currently there are over a hundred schoolchildren aged 6 -13. The school also has  a kindergarten unit for children at the age 3 – 5. The extensive offer of extra – curriculum classes as well as innovative methods applied in the school guarantee teaching that meets high educational standards.

Maria Konopnicka Primary School in Lipiny


Lipiny lies in the Nowosolna Commune area, which is rich in historical and natural attractions, the most impressive of which are the Sanctuary of Our Lady of  Stare Skoszewy, the Manor House in Byszewy or ravines in the Janinow Forest. The Lodz Upland Landscape Park gives the opportunity to admire hills and valleys of postglacial origin together with unusual biological diversity in form of many kinds of plants and animals. In addition, what grows in significance in the Lipiny region year by year, is farm tourism.


Sanctuary of Our Lady of  Stare Skoszewy


The location in the vicinity of Lodz allows to make use of educational and tourist benefits of a big city. Lodz, which was granted municipal rights in the 15th century, is the seat of the voivodeship authorities and the second biggest city in Poland. It is often called Polish Manchester and famous for its textile industry traditions. Lodz is also known as a city of multicultural character since in the pre-war time it was inhabited by people of many nations, the most numerous of which were: the Germans, the Jews, the Poles, the Russians and the Czechs. The cultural event referring to Lodz history and tradition is Four Cultures’ Dialogue Festival organized yearly in the city. Among the other tourist attractions is the biggest shopping and entertainment centre in Lodz called Manufaktura, the former manufacture buildings complex owned by the famous industrialist - Izrael Poznanski. What is worth  knowing is also the fact that the biggest municipal park in Europe is in Lodz and it is called Lagiewniki.


The main entrance to Manufaktura centre


Another interesting place neighbouring with Lipiny is the town of Brzeziny where the visitors’attention is drawn by typical small town architecture. The place worth visiting is undoubtedly the Regional Museum commemorating local folklore and traditions.

Come to Lipiny to feel unique atmosphere of the region and enjoy its beauty. You can always count on a warm reception!



Poprawiony: wtorek, 01 grudnia 2009 14:39