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European Innovative Teaching Award

“Prevention is better than Cure”, as Hippocrates said

School: 23rd Kindergarten of Larissa


Topic(s) addressed

This project promotes student well-being through health education, exercise, and social interaction while fostering environmental consciousness and European citizenship.

Target group(s)

Six schools from five different countries participated in this project, which involved students aged 4 to 9 years. At the 23rd Kindergarten of Larissa, our focus was on a group of 44 children aged 4 to 6 years. This project stood out thanks to the active participation of parents and.


Activities focused on enhancing education and learning. Students acquired knowledge about Hippocrates' views, nutrition, and exercise, promoting healthy habits. We used the "Visible Thought" technique by D. Perkins, involving students in observation and analysis.
Local and ICT-based methods engaged students, encouraging discussion, shared goals, and creativity. Parents played a role in fostering healthy family habits.
Seamless collaboration occurred through platforms like eTwinning, email, messenger apps, WhatsApp, and video conferencing.

Innovation environment

The program innovatively introduced partner schools to Hippocrates, who emphasized disease prevention with "Prevention is better than cure." Exploring the idea of "Your food is your medicine and your medicine is your food," children learned about the positive impact of nature on health.
Activities included creating botanical gardens, herbal salves, competitions, Olympic Games re-enactments, engaging with the Diachronic Museum on Ancient Greek nutrition. Digital storytelling, posters, and exhibitions extended the program's reach.

Teachers’ role

Teachers played a crucial role in the project's success. They shared their expertise during meetings, guided newcomers in European programs, and provided valuable insights on the eTwinning platform, filmmaking, and digital storytelling. Teacher representatives attended transnational meetings, disseminated knowledge, and experiences, ensuring that the project's benefits reached students, parents, and local stakeholders.

Impact and output

Students gained knowledge in nutrition, physical activity, behaviour change, and individual competence. They also learned about Hippocrates, Greek eating habits, and sports. Collaborative experiences made students more participative, creative, and critical, benefiting their families.
Teachers enriched their cultural experiences, improved teaching methods, communication, and ICT skills, and expanded their horizons. They gained insights into European education systems, enhanced critical thinking, and prepared to inspire students.



Project category
Early childhood education and care
Project year



23rd Kindergarten of Larissa



5th Kindergarten, Farsala


I.c.1 Imola


Ave Matia Esparraguera, Motril


Vilkaviskio vaiku lopselis-darzelis Buratinas


Preschool education organization “Saulite”