Italian schools are going to receive the funds allocated by the public announcement issued last February by the Miur, in the framework of NOP (National operational programme) 2014-2020 “Schools – Competencies and environments for learning”. Thanks to these financial resources it will be possible to endow schools with cutting-edge digital laboratories and equipment to innovate secondary schools specialising in music; provide better environments to study and practice dance in schools specialising in choreography; and buy new facilities and build sport courts in schools specialising in science and sports, in view of a better integration of theory and practice at school.
There are 270 projects for 266 schools which are going to be financed, accounting for a total budget of nearly 26 million euros (25,690,719 euros). In particular, the secondary schools specialising in music and those specialising in choreography (124 projects) will receive 18,565,368.36 euros. While secondary schools, specialising in science and sports (146 projects) will receive 7,125,350.71 euros. Campania is the region with the largest number of projects funded: 43, for a total amount of 913,175.56 euros. Tuscany follows with 27 projects financed with 2,431,179.66 euros; Lombardy has 24 projects financed with 2,520,348.74 euros; and Veneto has 22 projects funded with 1,988,168.18 euros.
«The NOP’s public announcement for music, choreography and sports laboratories is another step towards expanding the educational provision started with “La buona scuola”- The Minister Valeria Fedeli emphasised – our objective is to provide students with instruments, learning environments and learning activities meeting their expectations, their aspirations and the school curricula they have chosen. New laboratories and equipment will facilitate school-to-work transition and will increase enrolment to these types of schools which integrate theory and practice».
Thanks to the funding received, schools specialising in music and choreography will improve and extend learning environments for their core subjects, and activate multimedia laboratories using digital technologies. Secondary schools specialising in science and sports will have the chance to encourage and support students’ attitudes and talents, providing them with the necessary equipment to develop their motor skills, sports technique and their knowledge of sports science.