Partner Towns Festival
From 6th to 8th of June 2010 Puławy was visited by delegations of the following partner towns: Nieuwegein (Hollnad), Douai (France), Bojarka (Ukraine) and Dublany (Ukraine).
During the visit the delegations visited schools where waited prepared by children performances, lessons and sports activities shows as well as presentation of foreign exchange. The official delegation of Nieuwegein which was composed of Anneleen Verbeek, Henk Verbeek and Guido Bamberg who visited Primary School No. 3 where they could watch a presentation prepared by pupils about the countries they cooperate with in the scope of ‘Smash’ project. Michiele Bush – a teacher of van Rijn college in Nieuwegein and the forth member of the Dutch delegation had a meeting with the headmaster of the Complex of Schools for General Education No. 2.
This year we celebrated the 10th anniversary of cooperation between Bojarka and Puławy. One of the attractions was a performance in the Cultural Centre of Puławy. Besides the performance of ‘Asgard’ from Bojarka, the anniversary celebration included also performances of Polish groups ‘Etiuda’ and ‘Powiśle’ and planting of a memorial tree. In the celebration participated not only the representatives of Bojarka nad Puławy but also representatives of all the partner towns of Puławy taking part in the IVth Partner Towns Festival, authorities of Puławy and guests.
During the jubilee a competition for primary school pupils titled ‘Partnership of towns – what is the most important...’ was settled.
During the delegations’ stay in Puławy also the second meeting concerning Polish and Dutch project of youth exchange realised by the Cultural Centre of Puławy ‘Dom Chemika’ with Nieuwegein took place. This time the Polish participants of the project and their parents had a chance to meet and talk to not only the representatives of the Cultural Centre but also the Dutch organiser – Anneleen Verbeek and the whole Dutch delegation.
This year’s meeting was another occasion to strengthen the bonds between the towns, to exchange experiences and to talk about future common undertakings.