Postcard from Prague - March 2007
A PRAGUE SPRING
Recently, Mr Mackay, one of our Modern Studies teachers, visited the beautiful city of Prague where he spoke to the students of SOS school about the Scottish Education System and life in Scotland in general.
He said, "I was made very welcome by both staff and pupils who were very eager to compare and contrast their education system with ours and who were desperately keen to further their English language skills."
Two students, Jan & Philip, showed Mr Mackay the sites of Prague.
The view overlooking Prague.
SOS School on the outskirts of Prague.
Mr Mackay enjoying the local cuisine in the company of SOS senior staff.
The memorial of the "Velvet Revolution" uprising in 1989 and the overthrow of the Communist regime.
A busy street in the centre of Prague.
30,450.33 sq mi
78,866.00 sq km
10,272,179 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050
99.9% total, N/A% male, N/A% female (1999 est.)
atheist 39.8%, Roman Catholic 39.2%, Protestant 4.6%, Orthodox 3%, other
71.01 male, 78.22 female (2000 est.)
1 koruna (Kc) = 100 haleru
GDP (per capita)
$11,700 (1999 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation)
industry 32%, agriculture 5.6%, construction 8.7%, transport and communications
6.9%, services 46.8% (1997 est.)
fuels, ferrous metallurgy, machinery and equipment, coal, motor vehicles,
grains, potatoes, sugar beets, hops, fruit; pigs, cattle, poultry; forest
machinery and transport equipment 41%, other manufactured goods 40%,
chemicals 8%, raw materials and fuel 7% (1998)
machinery and transport equipment 39%, other manufactured goods 21%,
chemicals 12%, raw materials and fuels 10%, food 5% (1998)
hard coal, soft coal, kaolin, clay, graphite, timber
Current Environmental Issues
air and water pollution in areas of northwest Bohemia and in northern
Moravia around Ostrava present health risks; acid rain damaging forests
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