Thanks to these grants, primary schools, secondary schools, and higher vocational schools can equip their specialized classrooms, modernize their curricula, and make learning more engaging for their students.
Rožnov pod Radhoštěm
The 5th of May Primary School in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm obtained a new interactive learning board for its physics and chemistry classroom. As of November 2010, it is being used in physics classes for 6th-year students, chemistry classes for 8th- and 9th-year students, and as a supplemental aid in geography classes for 8thyear students. The school received a CZK 130,000 grant from Nadace ČEZ Foundation to help fund the purchase.
A new, special classroom for technical subjects at the Secondary Vocational School in Vyškov has been in use since December 18, 2010, enabling modern, interactive learning in mechanical engineering subjects for better visualization and motivation of students. The project received a CZK 200,000 grant through the Nadace ČEZ Foundation’s “Orange Classroom” program.
Students of Second Elementary School in Rakovník are learning physics in a fun, new way. On May 31, 2011, the school publicly unveiled a newly equipped classroom that is designed to help students understand how electricity works. The school was able to purchase the necessary equipment, which carried a price tag of nearly CZK 200,000, thanks to an “Orange Classroom” grant from the Nadace ČEZ Foundation.
“For our students we acquired demonstration aids that illustrate the measurement and basic effects of electrical current. Without such equipment, this material was often difficult for students to imagine and understand – especially for sixth-graders encountering the material for the first time,” said school principal Miroslav Plincner.
Since December 20, 2011, the Primary School and Preschool in Špindlerův Mlýn has a new physics classroom that is helping teachers introduce children to Newton’s laws, optics, dynamics, electricity, and other phenomena. The Nadace ČEZ Foundation donated CZK 200,000 toward the cost of modern equipment for the new classroom.