THE CSEPEL ISLAND

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					             THE CSEPEL ISLAND
•   The Csepel Island and its neighbourhood waits for the explorers
    with many miracles of nature.
•   This fertile land has already been inhabited since the earliest
    times. The lands suitable for cultivation and the rich pastures
    were the most important factors for the settlers. This land was
    chosen as a summer home by Arpád, the conqueror himself. Even
    later it remained to be a princely land, the fashionable hunting
    area and summer resort of royal families. Here the
    Transdanubian hills and rich vegetation of the Hungarian
    northern mountains meet the special vegetation of the Alföld
    plain. Here tames down the Danube and becomes a dignified
    Alföld river which spreads its deposit.
•   The life of the settlements along the Kis Duna and on the Csepel
    Island has always been strongly influenced by the closeness of
    the river. The water of the Danube nourished the fertile
    pastures, the rank forests on the river bank and the marsh rich
    in wild flora and fauna. The inhabitants still exploit the facilities
    provided by the water. Many pumps line up on both banks of the
    river providing the water supply. Boats of anglers and toutists
    sail among the reed-islend and on the stagnant water.
SZIGETCSÉP
     •   Szigetcsép is a village withh 2400
         inhabitants in Pest county, in the middle of
         Csepel island, on the band of Danube at
         Ráckeve, to south 30 km far from the main
         city. We can reach the city easily on the
         road connecting Tököl and Ráckeve, or on
         railway between Budapest and Ráckeve.
     •   The village is ment written at first in 1283
         as „ Chepteluk”. The settlement ruined
         under the turkish rule, in the first half of
         the 18th century arrived Serb and German
         settlers. The Germans came from
         Nürnberg and Württemberg, they
         acclimatized the vine growing in this land.
         The inhabitants of Szigetcsép had to move
         away several times because of the
         overflows of Danube. Because of the
         repetitive floods occupied the Serbs in the
         1760’s their present-day territory of the
         settlement, and they built up their church
         in plait-style, which tower was ready in
         1828. The Germans started to build their
         church in baroque-style in 1755.
•   Its tower was buit in 1857 and its
    nave was lengthened at this time.
    After the flood in 1838 occupied the
    village its presentday position. After
    the compromise of 1867 the
    developement had an effect also in
    Szigetcsép. Building of dams
    started, credit union was founded,
    kindergarten and schools were built.
    After the World War II. Evolved
    the present-day gentilitial compound
    of the population, due to the
    population changes. After 1945
    started the configuration of the
    public services and the institute
    network of the village. In the
    boundary was settled the farmland
    of the University of Horticulture
    which deals with pomology and vine
    growing. The new school and the
    village hall was built in the 80-90’s.
    The reformed church was
    consecrated in 2000. In the garden
    of the Roman Catholic church were
    built the roproductions of the most
    famous christian pilgrim places in
    the last few years. The floods of
    the Danube formed a branch,
    excellent fish-pounds and holidays
    resort were buit here.
                                         Our School




•   COMMON ADMINISTRATED EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE
•   As it seems from its name, it is about more institute, common administrated.
•   The kindergarten open from 6 am to 5 pm, for 96 children. The deelopment of them are in 3 groups. Even in the
    kindergarten starts the teaching of dance and languages, the guard of the nationality traditions, because in our
    village by the hungarians live german (40%) and serbian (25%) rezidents.
•   The elementary school operates with 162 student, 8 class. They learn here from their age 6 to 14. In the morning,
    they learn the subjects which are not necesserily part of the educational system, but part of the universal literacy,
    such as dance, where they learn by the hungarian dances serbian and german dances too, or the language
    classes, where they can choose german or serbian language, in the first grade yet. Theys also learn computer
    sciences, whiches education begins in the third grade.
•   The art school operates with 92 student, by visual, with music and dance departments. On the visual department,
    can choose from drwaing, painting, ceramics, fire enamel and graphics the students interested by. On music
    department, they can learn play the piano, guitar, drums, flute, trumpet the students, who show interest in music.
    And on the dance department operates with three groups. There are three groups for the childs, one is for between
    the ages 6-9, other for between the ages 10-13, and finally between the ages 10-14 together with the adults.
•   Conformitly with our traditions, the guard and foster of the nationality traditions is an important mission in all of our
    departments.

				
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