Budapest VI. Kerületi Kölcsey Ferenc Gimnázium


Kölcsey Ferenc Gimnázium was established in 1898. It is located in the city-centre of Budapest. Every year, about 800 students attend the school and they study in 26 classes: 10 classes are French-Hungarian bilingual classes, 5 classes specialise in English, and 5 specialise in Italian and English. These classes have a five-year curriculum. The school runs two ecological classes and four classes for top-level athletes. The curriculum of the sport-classes includes sport theory, sport history and sport psychology. These types of classes have a four-year curriculum. Many students have had outstanding results in different sports: 73 students are members of the National Team and nine of our ex-students represented Hungary at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Kölcsey Ferenc Gimnázium has been an accredited Excellent Talent Point since 2012, talent areas are: inter-and intrapersonal, linguistic and kinaesthetic. In 2015 and 2016, Kölcsey Ferenc Gimnázium was awarded the title of The Best Sport School in Hungary, this show the commitment of the School to support sports and athletes education and to become a portable model of sports school. The primary task of the School is to allow young people to pursue their athletic career and to develop their sporting talents, also enriching their cultural background, so that after finishing their athletic career, they can find their place in civilian life as well. The success of the training method of Kölcsey Ferenc Gimnázium is evident, not only for the numbers of successful sports players who attended the School, but also by analyzing the results of the study and the competence achieved by students every year.
The mission of the sports school is to make the whole institution "sporty". Thus, in compliance with the national institutional system, it offers high quality physical education, which combines both physical and mental wellbeing. Students play physical education three hours a week (athletics, ball games, gymnastics, alternative/recreational activities and prevention); physical education takes place in the morning classes; other two optional physical education classes are held in the afternoon (football, volleyball, table-tennis, running and dancing).
National law states that the physical condition of students should be measured twice during the school year to evaluate the overall physical load capacity of students and map their weaknesses. Through the NETFIT (National Student Fitness Test), PE teachers can explore students health shortcomings, measure their knowledge about healthy lifestyle and consequently activate programs to improve their fitness level. The general idea is that good physical fitness means not only playing sports and physical education, but has an essential role in achieving a happier and fuller life.