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Erasmus+ Day -Historical figures in legends.

In December we celebrated Erasmus+ Day- we prepared cakes and sold them to collect money for the animal shelter in Dąbrówka,  charity actions. We organized a meeting with teachers from other high schools to tell them about Erasmus+. We shared our experience with Mr. Drożak, Mrs. Anna Zwierska-Dampc and Mrs. Iwona Domachowska who is a representative of our local authorities. Students prepared beautiful notice boards connected with our subject: Historical figures in Legends. We celebrated the day solemnly. That was an informative action during our day connected with etwinning and Europass.

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Josef Lada – painter, illustrator, writer

Josef Lada, a famous Czech painter and writer, was born on 17th December 1887 in Hrusice and died on 14th December 1957 in Prague. He is best known as the illustrator of Jaroslav Hašek‘s World War I novel The Good Soldier Švejk. The asteroid 17625 Joseflada has been named after him. He created a series of paintings and drawings depicting traditional Czech occupations, and wrote and illustrated the adventures of Mikeš, a little black cat who could talk. Lada produced nearly 600 cartoons of the Švejk characters, depicting Austria-Hungary officers and civil servants as incompetent, abusive and often drunk. During his life he made about 400 paintings and some 15,000 illustrations! This year it has been 130 years since his birth and 60 years since his death. To commemorate his life and work an exhibition was opened in Havířov so we decided to visit and have a look with our project team members. It was a nice experience as lots of his drawings are connected with Christmas and winter time.

Listen to radio programmes about Lada in English: click here or here.

More of his work can be found here.