On 23rd October 2017 our teachers participated in a Slovak national competition in the school library. The theme of the competition was: „ The most interesting school library activity focused on the Day of Milan Rastislav Štefánik.“

The organizers of the competition: PaedDr. Eva Szanyiová, Mgr. Lýdia Kalinová a Ing. Tatiana Chocholová
The number of the participating students: 58


The teachers of Slovak and English language organized a competition which was announced by the Slovak pedagogical library. Involved were the students of 2.B and 3.B and they were competing in groups of 4 or 5.

The whole competition was focused on the improvement of reading literacy and development of their reading skills. The teachers tried to motivate the students towards reading and they created 4 different competition checkpoints. In each of them the students learned about Slovak and world literary works. Three of them lead to M.R.Štefánik who is a very important personality from the history of Slovakia.

Read more: Slovak national competition: The most interesting school library activity!

Dacia Maraini – life and works

Dacia Maraini was born on  November 13, 1936 in Fiesole. She is an Italian writer,  the daughter of Sicilian Princess Topazia Alliata di Salaparuta, an artist and art dealer, and of Fosco Maraini, a Florentine ethnologist and mountaineer of mixed Ticinese, English and Polish background who wrote in particular on Tibet and Japan.
 Maraini's work focuses on women’s issues, and she has written numerous plays and novels. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Formentor Prize for L'età del malessere (1963); the Premio Fregene for Isolina (1985); the Premio Campiello and Book of the Year Award for La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrìa (1990); and the Premio Strega for Buio (1999). In 2013, the documentary I Was Born Travelling   portrayed the story of her imprisonment in a concentration camp in Japan and the legendary journeys around the world with her partner Alberto Moravia, her close friend Pier Paolo Pasolini and opera singer Maria Callas.

Read more: Students from Liceo Seguenza met the Italian best selling author Dacia Maraini

The Campus which took place in Prague from 8th to 15th May, 2017, represented an important moment in the implementation of the Erasmusplus KA2 project “Handbook for RSP Readersl”. Five students and two teachers for each participating Country (Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Croatia), met in the Czech capital to test methods and techniques to motivate reading.



Read more: LA in Prague - short report

Team Aquilonis was invited as the guests at the presentation of the winning works on May 12, 2017 at POE(Z)ITIVA. Po(e)zitiva is competition for the best poetry work of high school students in Croatia.

This year's competition marked the ninety-fifth anniversary of the birth of poet Vesna Parun. The subject of this year's competition was the woman in art, which placed the woman as a subject of art but also a woman as a permanent motive of artwork.


Read more: Promotion and cooperation with PO(E)ZITIVA


Our project's learning academy just started in Praha! Partners selected 5 pupils from each school, and accompanied with their mentors they will work closely on selected motivational stories at Praha-campus. Partners will implement motivational activities, best practices and methods in order to define efficient ways to contribute to RSP readers population. Some activities included in workshops are for e.g.: brainstorming, group projects, reading games, reading cycles, creative writing etc.

You can see entire program here.


On 5th April 2017, Nahorni High School organized a culture night in the Kamen Theatre in Prague. It all started with drama performance called Project Billy which was created and performed by the school drama group. The programme went on with the students’ public reading. They introduced their texts written during this school year in the Creative Writing lessons. Both the performers and the audience enjoyed themselves so we have decided to come with a similar event one more time in June 2017.



Read more: Culture Night at Nahorny High School (CZ)

We had our second appearance on TV. But this time it was on the TV of Eastern Slovakia. They were interested in the activities we are working on, in the Erasmus + project which is in progress.


You can see the report  (on the 5:30 minutes) here!

On the walls of our school have appeared new posters connected with the competition WALL READING. Now the excerpts are from fantasy books popular among the students. There are different posters in English language and Slovak language again. The students have links on our school web site and can answer the questions. The students started to compete immediately and they are eager to read and win.  The completion takes place until 23. June 2017. 

Read more: Wall reading 2 in Gymnázium Pavla Jozefa Šafárika (Slovakia)

On Thursday 23. March 2017 students from 1.B, 2.B. 3.B and sexta, took part in an amazing „book day“ in the local library Gemerská knižnica Pavla Dobšinského in Rožňava. The activities were prepared by our teachers Eva Szanyiová, Tatiana Chocholová and Lýdia Kalinová. March is the month of books so our teachers wanted to liven our lessons up.

Read more: A day in our library - Gymnázium Pavla Jozefa Šafárika (Slovakia)

On 17. March 2017 some students of our school took part in a book presentation in the local library. The presentation was made by the author of the book: ABS book of health. Ján Zbojek, the author of the book, introduced the students his idea of the health system which reveals different causes of illnesses and his simple view of the heart of health. The foundations of his book are the pillars of health, he would like to enhance young people to keep these pillars and thus they can improve their own health condition.

Read more: Students of Gymnázium Pavla Jozefa Šafárika from Slovakia participated in an interview with Ján...

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