The Ministry of Higher Education received the project “the school of talents” at the beginning
of the 1970s. Its aim was to create a special educational institution at the elementary level for extremely
talented students. The frames and principles of school functioning were included in seven
points, where among other things, the proposal of localization and estimated cost related to it, the
anticipated number of students and classes. A special attention was paid to four profiles to be found
at school, i.e. a liberal, a mathematical-physical, a natural and a general one. The academics of the
University of Silesia were to supervise the profiles. Due to the fact that the “School of talents” was
to be created for students with special talents, the rules of enrolment and conditions the candidates
had to fulfill were described.
The very project is worth considering because in the light of the policy of education conducted
by the authorities at that time was very innovative. It inscribed into the trend of experiments carried
out in other countries, especially in the USSR. What the authorities were afraid of was a selected
group of students of the school to be and that is why the project designers began to face multiple
difficulties and, additionally, the situation got complicated thanks to the reorganization of the ministry.