26-06-2019

Polish Montessori Association celebrates its 25th anniversary

Mirjam Stefels

Recently the yearly conference of the Polish Montessori Association took place in Lodz. The conference celebrated the 25thanniversary of the association and that did not go by unnoticed! 

In summary, the Lodz workshops offered the opportunity to exchange thoughts on theory and practice.  

On behalf of Montessori Europe I addressed the members of the association, especially Malgorzata Miksza, president and former ME board member. 25 Years ago she took the initiative to found both a school and the Polish Montessori Association. In my speech I mentioned that the Polish organisation and ME have organised three ME congresses together: in Lodz, Krakow and Lublin. Both in Lodz and Krakow Malgorzata was the leader of the national congress team. In 2018 she was made Honorary Member of ME.

To emphasize our cooperation I have attended the Polish conference over the past five years and have given workshops. This year’s workshop was titled “I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony’. Doing this is for me a pleasant way to meet the Polish members.

After all the speeches an enormous birthday cake (30 kilograms!) was cut and shared with all attendees. All allendees also received a ceramic snail – the symbol of the Polish Montessori Association.