Scoala Gimnaziala "Constantin Parfene" (Romania)

The school has 675 students with very different social backgrounds, supervised by a highly qualified teaching staff (38 teachers). Most of our students come from deeply economically and socially disadvantaged families, with a very low standard of living. The school has talented students in different school subjects (13%) and more than 25% of our students have very good results. The Secondary School "Constantin Parfene" has organised seven editions of a Symposium on the topic ”High quality education – a constant concern of today’s schools”, both with national and international participation, as a frame for changing good practices related to introducing creativity and innovation in teaching methodological approaches, in order to overcome the barrier of the traditional teaching which is centered on a rigid curriculum.