Râmnicu Vâlcea is a city with the status of a municipality in Romania. It is the capital and the largest city of the Vâlcea district. It has a population of 107,726 inhabitants (2002 census) and has an important railway complex. Râmnicu Vâlcea is located near the center of the country. The city is crossed by 2 national highways (DN7 and DN62) and a European highway (E81). The city is located on the right bank of the Olt River, at an altitude of 240-260 meters. It is located in the historical region of Oltenia.
Colegiul Național de Informatică
Colegiul Național de Informatică Matei Basarab
Colegiul National de Informatica "Matei Basarab" Rm. Valcea is situated in the central-south area of Romania. There are about 2200 children in our institution. A third of them learn in primary school and the others in secondary school and highschool (6-18 years old). The school has 150 teachers. Additionally, the school supports students from families with low funds and limited financial capacities with the provision of special needs support (materials, and mobilities). Our institution helps every child to socialize and take part in activities. Extracurricular activities complement the training and education content and are organized according to students' interests, having a positive influence on children's development and scientific content, cultural, artistic, humanitarian, ecological, moral, civic and technical. School's educational offer is generous and carefully designed so that the instructive-education is student-centered and respect the particularities of age, interests and abilities of pupils.
We were divided in groups, so students could guide us showing not only the school equipment, but also the classes and the way of teaching. Teachers did some activities meanwhile we were observing.
The first day, our incredible hosts received us with a warm welcoming. They had prepared severals activities with their students. They were waiting us sitting in the assembly hall with their teachers. It was a lovely surprise that we enjoyed a lot!
The school chorus delighted us with their angelical voices singing a variety of songs, ones traditionals and other more moderns. Later, they also played some intruments.
Students showed us a typical Romanian dance and we were dancing with them. It was so fun! Finally, they danced together a spanish famous song.