Our school is called Saint Mary Magdalene High School, which is one of the most prestigious and oldest high schools in Poznan. Our school is noted for its alumni, its academics, and a large number of graduates attending prestigious universities. We are a boys and girls secondary school, ranging from 15-19 years of age with approximately 600 students. The school is situated in the heart of the city Poznan, in the region of Wielkopolska. We have a special interest in developing social empathy skills, environmental issues, in promoting cultural understanding, literature, and the arts. We have students from different social and cultural backgrounds. We are a very active school and take part in a lot of social, cultural and environmental events.
Our teachers have had really great experiences with eTwinning and Comenius projects in the past and want to experience that type of collaboration with European schools through the Erasmus system. We are looking forward to participating in this project in cooperation with the schools of our perspective partners in order to raise awareness and empathy for the disabled and disadvantaged. We are thrilled with the theme of the project. Our teachers have a lot of expertise in psychology e.g. social empathy and we are proud that our school provides extracurricular classes for students who are keen on psychological aspects.
Furthermore, our pupils are involved in other local projects this year and the whole school is fully engaged in the entire process of understanding all issues concerning Europe, its history, culture and politics. This project is a good basis for our exploration of other European themes this year.
We have a team of teachers in place to lead our Erasmus project and they are fully supported by all of our teaching staff. Some of our teachers are fluent in Spanish, German and French. Some teachers are keen historians with a deep interest in European themes along with in-depth knowledge of our local traditions. Most of our teachers have been involved in local projects in 2012- 2014 and have gained a lot of expertise in the development, co-ordination and work associated with such projects. One teacher has been a successful coordinator of two Erasmus projects. Our staff work exceptionally well as a team. We are involved in eTwinning portal and have engaged with other European teachers and students in projects and in educational courses. We regularly take part in field trips and tours in our locality and enjoy leading other teams and students around our city through a variety of means via the internet, post, or in person. Key persons: We have a great team who are all eager to partake in this project. Our Erasmus Project committee consists of 4 persons. This committee will co-ordinate the project and school level and are fully supported by the staff of the school and by the school Principal.