The global pandemia is affecting almost every member of our human race and it is changing social , cultural and economic aspects of our lives. Yet, we still move on and we still maintain our daily routines, somewhat different than normal but still allowing us to function and to deliver what’s best under such extraordinary circumstances. One such element of life is education.
During the WWII, when Poland was under occupation and all schools were closed, teachers used to organise secret lessons that allowed students to continue their education. I have recently found a certificate issued to my grandfather during the war which confirmed his completion of the secondary education through such an underground education. Despite all the shortcomings and problems during the war, people have recognised the education must continue at all cost, and it must be delivered at the best possible level in such difficult times.
I am by no means trying to compare the current pandemia with WWII situation, but only want to reemphasise how important the continuity of educating our children is in such difficult times, something that we at TBS Warsaw have well recognised and something that is at the heart of what we do. The outstanding virtual school experience, real time teaching and learning delivered currently by our teachers, is a testimony of how important for us is the opportunity and obligation of continuing to provide high-level education to our students.
Dr Jacek Latkowski