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European Innovative Teaching Award

European Professionals

School: Zespół Szkół Technicznych w Częstochowie

European Professionals - Poland

Topic(s) addressed

  • Learning through practice
  • Non-formal education
  • Modern school facilities
  • Innovative vocational training
  • Maintenance of urban green spaces
  • Renewable energy training and promoting
  • Developing Key Competencies

Target groups


  • 20 landscape design
  • 20 construction
  • 12 renewable energy
  • 2  HVAC
  • 12 vocational training teachers


  • The participants (teachers and students) set up a didactic garden with a wide range of ornamental and useful plants on the school patio. 
  • Landscape design and construction students maintain the garden. 
  • They learnt teamwork, task planning and time management and tried out their landscape design ideas. 
  • This year within the „Green ZST” project they started a vegetable garden and vertical gardens - green walls covered with creeping plants. Students also modelled a small green roof and opened a plant shelter.


ZST supports innovative learning by means of:

  • adding subjects on ecology to the curriculum (Sustainable buildings in cities, Circular Economy)
  • projects in cooperation with local authorities and institutions
  • adjusting teachers' timetables for teaching in the school garden or outside the school
  • making use of school premises so that students can practice plant and tree keeping and setting up planters, benches, boxes etc.
  • creative disseminating of projects results (a contest for a mural design depicting a project logo and its opening ceremony)


  • ZST team of teachers initiates a lot of projects in and outside the school. 
  • By sharing their knowledge acquired during mobility they aim to perfect vocational training methods and improve school facilities. 
  • 60% of our teachers have had experience in international cooperation, which resulted in the following initiatives:
  • acquiring funds for teaching equipment (Fuel Cell Sets, plumbing equipment, drawing tables)
  • organizing practical training in cooperation with employers and higher education institutions
  • doing landscaping projects for the local community
  • running ecological contests for local schools (My Energy, Energy-efficient House, Colors of Spring)


Project category
  • VET schools
Project year
  • 2022



Zespół Szkół Technicznych w Częstochowie



Universal Mobility SL


Associacao de Mobilidade Intercultural Euromob


Berufsförderungswerk e.V. des Bauindustrieverbandes Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.