Education officials in Zielona Góra have won praise for their efforts to implement new rules which bring the compulsory school starting age down to six, from seven.
Education Minister Krystyna Szumilas visited some of the city’s schools and nurseries on January 30, to see how the city had put the programme into place. The Minister complimented education professionals on their ‘common, comprehensive, efficient and thoughtful’ approach to lowering the school starting age.
Around 1,000 children already started school at the age of six, during the past two years. Schools and teachers were prepared for the change, through courses, and handbooks have been produced for parents to help them introduce their children to school.
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