WHO WE ARE
ECP-Education Centre SCIO
To cultivate, foster and keep alive the memory and traditions of Poland within the Polish diaspora community (Polonia), living in and around Edinburgh. This includes supporting Polish immigrants to integrate their lives with the area and local community.
The ECP organises and coordinates methodological workshops for teachers of the Polish diaspora in Scotland and runs a chain of Academies of Polish Language, (General Maczek’s Academy of Polish language), to ensure that young generations growing up away from their homeland, retain their knowledge of the Polish language; both in speech and writing. Two such new academies were launched in September 2015 in Dalkeith and Edinburgh and a third in 2019 in Musselburgh.
Our staff teach children at our schools to develop their skills in the following areas:
Theatrical and vocal classes
Scrabble word gaming
Learning to code
Our children can thus develop important life skills and broaden their knowledgebase, helping them to realise their aspirations, hobbies/interests and to make many new friends. The focus is on educating through play, where the process of learning new and interesting facts and information becomes enjoyable.