This project promotes student well-being through health education, exercise, and social interaction while fostering environmental consciousness and European citizenship.
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.
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 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 locations
- Project category
- Early childhood education and care
- Project year
23rd Kindergarten of Larissa
5th Kindergarten, Farsala
Ave Matia Esparraguera, Motril
Vilkaviskio vaiku lopselis-darzelis Buratinas
Preschool education organization “Saulite”