Up to one thousand schools across Poland are at risk of closure due to diminishing pupil attendance rates.
Local data reveals that a high number of primary schools may close from this year onwards as the number of school pupils in the country has plummeted, with 140,000 fewer pupils in school this year than the previous academic year.
The region worst affected is in the south east of Poland, where 41 schools have already been shut and another hundred are under threat.
The figures follow the wider demographic shift in Poland where the population as a whole is decreasing.
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