Gymnazium, Praha 4 (Czech Rep)

Gymnázium Na Vítězné pláni is situated in Prague 4, on the borders between the neighbourhoods of Nusle and Pankrác. It has a magnificent view of the Prague castle. It is easily accessible by the underground metro (line C). The school provides general education; there are currently 86 teachers and 650 pupils enrolled in 4- year-long and 6-year-long study programs. The curriculum puts big emphasis on foreign languages. Apart from English, also German, French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Russian and Latin are taught.

We have many foreign pupils from different parts of the world. The school graduates are very successful also in their tertiary education. The majority of them continues with their studies at universities. Most of them choose to study law, medicine, economics, science and foreign languages. Our school has a number of children from mixed families or foreigners. Our effort is to include them not only in teaching but also in social, cultural and sports activities of our school. By including them in every possible way and activities, we have been fighting for years against xenophobia, racism and cultural misunderstandings.

The school will actively participate in the organization of the whole project and will provide its partners with all the necessary information and make sure that the appropriate space is available, so that the work on all the set tasks could be carried out and intended goals could be achieved. Our school is very active in participating in many state and European programs. Our aim is to give the pupils the ability to recognize the differences and similarities of the European nations, to stop judging them and show understanding. The work on the projects helps with improving the pupils’ language skills: they are able to communicate with new friends and get new information from foreign newspaper, internet, tv, etc. The director of the school supports teachers’ cooperation in teams and he is trying to develop interdisciplinary approaches in education.

School information contact and coordinator contact

www.gvp.cz

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Coordinator: Andronika Colasova, andronika@email.cz