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SUPREM Succesful Preparation Model for Schools

Date: June 2020

At the end of last year Qualitas began implementing a 26 months long project in collaboration with 6 partners. We have already reported on our kick-off meeting in Szeged back in December. During that occasion we discussed meeting again in Perugia in May, for our 2nd project management meeting.

The Spring Camp would have been held during this occasion, which is a student mobility involving students from the Maroslele Primary School, the Școala Gimnazială “József Attila” Miercurea Ciuc and the “ISTITUTO COMPRENSIVO PERUGIA 2”. All three schools have already selected students who can participate in the program. We started organizing the trip and found everyone a suitable accomodation. Everybody was excited and prepared for the next phase of the project.

The Joint-staff training was scheduled for the end of May in the city of Szeged where we would have held trainings and laid groundwork for further developments for the shools’ teachers. The goal was to create a guide by the end of the project which can be used to improve the students life-management skills.

The coronavirus overwrote our plans. We had long hoped that conditions would possibly return to normal by May, although after all we had to make the decision in early April and as a result our trips were canceled. While travelling was not allowed, we kept in touch online and held skype meetings every month. The work could not stop, therefore we continued to develop intellectual products. The consultations took place online in small or large groups. It was exciting and interesting anyway, despite the fact that working live could have been more efficient. We are glad that the restrictions are slowly coming to an end and that our project can be relaunched. Recently we have started to negotiate a new date for these meetings. Based on our risk analysis, we feel the autumn dates are uncertain, therefore we plan the trips for the spring of 2021. Unfortunately, schools have to re-select students, as some students will already be attending a new school in the next school year, entering a higher school grade.

In the meantime, we will continue to develop our intellectual products in the summer. As SUPREM is a project that wants to give background to students, giving tools to their teachers and parents that will help them to cooperate, communicate to achieve a supportive environment. Life-management skills are improving with our personality, and family and schools need to work together in the proper process of development. Life-management skills are described as skills that are essential to make the most out of life. Life skills are usually associated with managing and living a better quality of life. They help us to accomplish our ambitions and live to our full potential. Any skill that is useful in our life can be considered a life skill. This is the aim of SUPREM.