BULGARIA- 51 SOU “Elisaveta Bagryana
51 SOU “Elisaveta Bagryana” is situated in a central part of Sofia. It has 1118 students from 1st to 12th grade (6-18 ) and 75 teachers.
We have 'Arts' classes. Our students start learning English from 1st grade. 8th grade students learn English 18 hours a week. We introduced German in 1st and 5th grade. Italian is a second language from 5th to 12th grade. We also offer Russian and extracurricular- Chinese language with a native teacher. This year we also have a native American teacher. Our students learn ITC from 2nd to 12th grade.
There are 4 computer labs, 4 art studios, multimedia room and a library. Each classroom has a computer, internet and LCD/3D TV set. We use them to make lessons more attractive, funny and useful. Some of the teachers are qualified in KA1 courses and use tablets for teaching and assessing students’ knowledge.
In order to ensure all our students achieve their true potential, we provide them additional activities and clubs.
Our school is a place where children with special needs can attend and participate in lessons, clubs and events.
We have participated in many projects- as a partner in Comenius multilateral with 9 partners, now as a partner in Erasmus+KA2 –strategic partnership and KA1 –qualification for teachers (It got a quality label from our NA). Now we run an eTwinning project. We participate in many other national and international projects.
Our partner organisations are: Ministry of Education, Regional Inspectorate of Education, Sofia Municipality, Institute “Confucius”, British Council, Foundation “America for Bulgaria , Sofia University, New Bulgarian University, Association of Bulgarian primary teachers and many others. We also work with various national and local media (TVs and newspapers). We have Facebook profiles of the school where you can see many pictures and videos.