A BPS Rakpart a Budapest School első középiskolája. 2020 szeptemberében indult el 45 diákkal, 5 mentorral és számos óraadó tanárral. A névválasztás nem véletlen: a Belgrád rakparton egy tágas, egykori földszint üzlethelyiség vált egy nyár alatt színes, barátságos iskolává, Gellért-hegyre néző, gyönyörű kilátással.
Az iskola működésének egyik legfontosabb kulcsszava a rugalmasság: az életet a Rakparton a tanárok, a gyerekek és a szülők együtt, aktívan alakítják, a középiskolában megszerzendő alapvető tudás mellett nagy teret kap a gyerekek egyéni érdeklődése és az olyan fontos 21. századi kompetenciák fejlesztése, mint a kooperáció vagy a konfliktuskezelés.
For children to overcome future obstacles, it is important to maintain their natural curiosity and desire for learning.
BPS Rakpart reimagines what we used to think about traditional ways of learning.
If someone strives to be better at something, they need the will to learn, practice, and make efforts. Students would like to receive more from the school than just a certificate.
Creativity is as important now in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status.
Everyone knows about those instances when children spend a significant amount of time doing something that captures their interest. This level of immersion is what makes learning efficient. Students of BPS Rakpart can be immersed in workshop activities every day, surrounded by their peers with similar interests.
We read a lot and watch movies, then we compare and analyze them. We ask questions and seek answers - we get to know the world and ourselves through literature and cinema. In our drama sessions we improvise, we practice assertive communication, we learn to focus on the environment and time around us, we learn about our physical presence and about each other, with the help of the basic tools of theater. We also deal with other branches of art: we practice painting, we discover colors, shapes, textures, we draw, we create - we experiment with the several forms of self-expression in art.
The Earth is being degraded, a group of scientists will send a colony of people to another planet. Who would you send and where? What awaits people there and how will they live there? / Start your own business anywhere in the world! But before that: prepare a business plan, outline opportunities, and present them to real entrepreneurs and startup developers. / You don't need to know French to be interested in French culture. In which parts of the world is French the official spoken language, what is happening in French public life, what historical events had such a strong influence, that French culture became so determining all around the world? In our global competencies workshops, we address the big issues of the world and develop the skills that are essential to thrive in the 21st century.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. In the advanced math workshop, we deal with complex tasks that are an exciting challenge for the fans of systems, structures, and abstract thinking. In a robotics workshop, we combine this area with the process of creative creation, we build and program robots in small groups. And in the Raspberry Pi sessions, we build our own computer, then we learn how to program it and how to create systems with it, such as smart home.
We draw, build, and do experimenting in 2D and 3D in the so-called "Eternal moving" workshop, which has been running since the first days of the Rakpart. We combine manual and digital creation - we take photos, make a film, and animate with phone apps. The inspirations for our work are the interesting phenomena of the world, the challenges of our present times, our close environment, or ourselves, our feelings and thoughts. We also work constantly on another loved project, the BudapestKids, which is the website of Rakpart's student media-team. A site where the students can freely express their opinions and thoughts on the big issues in the world.