About Us

Schools Project on Poland

is an educational project led by Project Polish Ltd (company number 11666161), nonprofit making company, dedicated to support students and teachers across the country. The project aims to promote the heritage of past generations and the positive contribution made by Poles to the cultural, economic and social life in the United Kingdom and has the support of both the Polish Embassy in Warsaw and the British Embassy in London. 2018 marks the centenary of the state of Poland regaining its independence. Following the First World War and after spending 123 years divided amongst the three neighboring powers: Russia, Germany and Austro-Hungarian Empire, Poland regained its sovereignty on 11 November 1918. We see this as an opportunity to celebrate the connections between Poland and the UK and the varied contribution of Polish people to British life.

David Huse

David is Chair of Project Polish Ltd,  a nonprofit making company to support the Polish schools work over the next three years. Prior to this he was CEO of Waterloo 200; the UK Charity that delivered the 200th Anniversary commemorations for the Battle of Waterloo. Part of that programme included a unique schools project involving 220 schools across the UK. Before this David ran the 2012 London Olympics volunteer programme for the Mayor and held senior positions at Procter and Gamble and Heinz. 

James Morrow

James is a Trustee of Project Polish Ltd. Prior to this he was Secretary of Waterloo 200 leading the work in establishing the Charity and all subsequent Governance. A senior executive with 35 years of diverse leadership and management experience with HSBC, a major international financial services organisation. He has had assignments in Toronto, Hong Kong, New York, Saudi Arabia, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and the UK. 

Helen Snelson

Helen is a Trustee of Project Polish, the content writer and the author of teachers’ materials.

Helen has a degree in History from Oxford University. She leads the history teacher training course at the University of York. She is currently chair of the UK’s Historical Association Secondary Committee and she writes and presents teaching materials for history teaching both in the UK and for EUROCLIO – the European network of history educators.

Jędrzej Witkowski

Jędrzej is the main Project Polish Ltd advisor for historical research, providing also editorial support throughout the project. He is currently President of the Board and CEO at Centre for Citizenship Education Foundation. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities. He delivers training for teachers, representatives of NGOs and public administration. He develops teaching materials and lesson scenarios on civic education.

Małgorzata Horydowiec

Małgorzata is a research volunteer and coordinator of Project Polish Ltd. She is a retired banker with 25 years of senior management experience in international FMCG and the banking sectors where, among others, she was responsible for sales, identity & communication, customer satisfaction researches, charity and donations. She is a former member of the supervisory board of the Bank Peko charity foundation. 

Barbara Hibbert

Barbara is the main point of email contact for Project Polish.  She taught History and Politics in secondary schools for 30 years and since leaving the classroom has been involved in a variety of projects around the world, including places as diverse as France and Kazakhstan She is currently a subject tutor for Teach First in Yorkshire and the Humber, and is a longstanding member of the Historical Association.