Latvia

Latvia is a small country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Since its independence, Latvia has been referred to as one of the three Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, and Belarus to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Sweden to the west.

Latvia has 1,957,200 inhabitants. Our flag is carmine red and white. Latvia’s capital city is Riga and our school is located in Vecumnieki municipality. Vecumnieki is a village located in the historical region of Zemgale. Vecumnieki is 51 km southeast of Riga city center. We have about 4200 inhabitants. Our region is rich in resources of plaster, peat, forest and agricultural land.

Vecumnieki Secondary School was built in 1889 and is called the Red school. It is now used as a Vecumnieki parish museum. The second school building was built in 1968 and is called the White school, which nowadays is school for pupils from grades 5 to 12. The third school building was built in 1993 and is called the Small school, in which pupils from grades 1 to 4 are learning.

In total there are 384 pupils attending Vecumnieki secondary school, and 43 teachers working.

The school has many after class clubs, like robotics club, folk dance group, choir, ensemble, basketball, athletics as well as volleyball practise, that is held at the Vecumnieki parish dome sports school. Vecumnieki secondary school has an eco club, and has been a part of eco school  organization for 10 years.

You are welcome to visit our school’s website www.vvsk.lv

Also, you can find out more about our municipality and enjoy beautiful and delicious trips to Vecumnieki and the region  https://vecumnieki.lv/novads-turisma-kartes