Looking for an inspiration while on a field trip, practical application of a language and life skills

The value of the field trips and why they make such an important segment of Savremena Gimnazija education is demonstrated through the English language assignments the Combined Programme Year 3 students completed.

Namely, to do the end-of-the-year revision and put into practice the writing forms they learnt during the school year, our students, upon visiting different places in their field trips, had to write a text choosing one of the offered forms: an essay, a newspaper article and a formal report.

There was a list of topics for each defined writing task form, such as artistic features of Bukovička spa park, our royal family, the importance of uprising and fight for freedom, Aranđelovac sights and other topics inspired by field trip itineraries.

Knowledge and experience transformed into new writing form

This way, our students could transform their knowledge and experience into new writing forms, putting into practice the knowledge of a foreign language, necessary not only for Cambridge exams but in their future academic work and life.

You can read some of the students’ works here.

It is important to stress that students were given the topics and evaluation rubrics (in conformity with the Common European Framework of Reference for languages) in advance, which provided them with clear writing guidance and enabled them to self-evaluate their work.

I am extremely pleased and proud to be the parent of a Savremena student. During my first encounter with the school management, when I asked about my child’s potential enrolment, I saw how much love, enthusiasm and professionalism you put in your work. I was impressed by your approach, ideas and methods. I couldn’t believe something like this existed in our country! It doesn’t take long to realise that this is a school you would recommend to everyone. Creativity, modern technology, top-quality education, and most of all, the humaneness that can be seen throughout the school, make it truly different and worthy of its name – Savremena Gimnazija. With such an approach, the success of this school and, consequently, our children’s success, is unavoidable. Congratulations! Jelena Đorđević, Andrija’s mum
Contemporary in any sense of the word, our school offers functional knowledge and quality preparation for tertiary education in Serbia and abroad. Implementing modern and creative teaching in the classroom, where the teachers’ pedagogy and students’ performance are aligned with the highest academic standards for the high-school finals, our school develops linguistic, mathematical, scientific, artistic, cultural, technical and ICT competence, which is a prerequisite for further education and professional development. Teaching is supported by the interactive whiteboards and educational software, whereas practice exercises research and critical thinking.