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Slovak school wins prize for the most successful implementation of an EU project

A high school in Slovakia has been awarded top marks for the best implementation of an EU project in 2013. The Secondary Specialised School in the town of Spišská Nová Ves was selected for a Komenium Prize from among 700 contenders – all schools – for its success in boosting teachers’ skills. As part of an ESF co-funded project, the school provided training opportunities to its staff and pupils.

The training was aimed at improving foreign language skills and modernising working and teaching methods through courses in advanced ICT tools. In all, 58 courses and 279 innovative teaching aids were developed.“In my opinion the prize is recognition for work done by the school management and its teaching and non-teaching staff, who strive to find ways how to improve education and are not afraid to apply them in practice,” explained school director Vasiľ Kolesár.