Ada is a young girl living in Poland, who is interested in sharing Polish landscapes and culture with kids around the world. This is the second post in a series (“Poland for Kids”) where Ada will give us a virtual tour of towns and special places around Poland. Today she’ll show us Torun. If you have questions for Ada, leave her a comment below!
Hi! Remember me, Ada? I’m back. This time I am going to write about Torun, Poland.
I once went on a field trip to Torun with my class from school (on the way back from Torun, we got to eat at McDonald’s).
In Torun, we saw the Leaning Tower. It is a big tower that is actually leaning. At the tower, you are to do something fun. You are to stand against the tower and put your arms out. The job is to try and not fall. If you fall that means you tell a lot of lies. If you don’t fall, it means you are really nice and tell the truth. When I put my arms out, I didn’t fall, but my friends did.
My class also went on a boat that swam through the Wisla River. The Wisla River (Vistula in English) is a very big river that runs right next to Torun (the biggest in Poland). If you don’t cross by boat, you have to take a bridge to actually enter Torun.
We also went to the church that Mikolaj Kopernik spoke at. Do you know who he is? His English name is Nicolaus Copernicus. He discovered that the earth travels around the sun. We even got to see his house!
After the church, we went to a science center. Torun must be a city of science! At the science center, I got to run in a hamster wheel (except big enough for humans). There was also a room with pictures of animals. Under the pictures, there was a box with a fake lizard and fake hedgehog. Also on the bottom of the box, there was the fur of a badger, and there was also a coconut that felt like the nose of a bottled-nose dolphin. But you couldn’t see in the boxes, you could only put your hands in and feel the objects.
Next time I will tell you all about the storks that come to Poland to have their babies!
Do widzenia (See you later),
Here are a few links my mom found so that you can explore Torun:
Here is a great video about the Science Center in Torun: