nad Cidlinou lies five kilometres from the spa town of Poděbrady. The freewary
from Prague, which - once finished - will go to Hradec Králové, ends in
Libice. Also the river Cidlina, which gave its name to the town, finishes
its ninety-three-kilometre-long journey and joins the biggest Czech river
– Labe (Elbe) here...
A few historical facts
first mentioned in the Bronze Age. In the 6th century the first Slavic
colonists arrived in the area and later, in the 8th century to be precise,
it developed into an important settlement. In the 10th century Libice was
a metropole of the Slavník principality. His son Vojtěch (Adalbert), who
was born in Libice and has a memorial in the town, was the second Bishop
of Prague. In 995 the settlement was burnt down by the Přemyslid forces
and Libice was joined to the Přemyslid dominion in Prague and thus the
beginnings of the Czech state were laid out.
Our school in
Libice was founded 150 years ago. On January 1st, 1993 the town council
established it as a new organization with legal subjectivity. The present
school building was finished in 1992. Pupils from Libice and from other
villages (such as Opolany, Opolánky, Oškobrh, Kánín or Odřepsy) attend the
The school in
care centre depts.:
(11 of these are specially furnished & equipped for
subjects like Biology, Science etc.)
The school is a complete elementary school that provides complex care for
its pupils. Our goal is to provide for the children in such a way that
they would not have to commute to the bigger towns to participate in free-time
activities. Besides educating, we focus extensively on extra-curricular
activities. These activities help us to apply the school‘s deviant
behaviour prevention program.
Another important part of our work with the pupils is training them to be
able to independently find and utilise information. Our IT centre is
equipped to facilitate this goal.
The IT centre consists of a library/study room, twenty computers
with wireless Internet connection and a large number of CD ROM programmes.
It is open to the pupils Monday through Friday until 4pm. Children are
first introduced to the IT centre and start using computers in the second
We also pay a lot of attention to liberal arts classes such as Art, Music
and Family Education because we consider them important for the character
development of each person. The school belongs to a network of
ecologically-minded schools in the Czech Republic. For the fourth year now,
all pupils are participating in an educational ecological project. We were
awarded the title of Eco-school of the year 2002.
Our year-round project of ecology education is divided into four topics,
with two months dedicated to each one. The topics consist of various
activities that the children do under the direct supervision of their
teachers during their lessons. The best results of these activities are
hung on the boards in the hallway downstairs and a few judges (both
teachers and pupils) pick the best ones each month.
Every year we organize several excursion courses or educational trips for
our pupils, e.g. a natural science and ecology course, ski course and “school
in nature“ for the younger children.
Pupils of the 7th, 8th and 9th grade, in addition to participating in
compulsory classes, can choose two of these elective subjects: a second
foreign language (German or English), foreign language conversation (German
or English), IT, Practical Biology, or Applied Art Activities. Those who
are interested can also attend a religious studies class.