One of the important means of support for teachers in solving such problems is – apart from relevant forms of professional improvement – wide opening of schools onto non-formal science education. It constitutes valuable supplementation of science education at schools.
Non-formal education also plays another important role – it popularizes and promotes the principle of lifelong learning among pupils; this principle is implemented in Poland in an insufficient degree. A statistical adult Pole, after completion of formal education, educates himself and develops his professional skills much less frequently than an average European.
Centres of non-formal education, open for everybody, from schoolchildren to adults at any age, may change these, unfavourable for our country, statistics.