Our final task completing the Erasmus + Happens project was to collect parents’ students and staff views of the project. We asked students and parents to write their opinion on paper shells so that the Erasmus board received a summer touch as well.
During the Erasmus week we had the pleasure to welcome Jordi Fernandez from the Pediatric Team in the Health Department. He showed teachers and families a very successful project that he has carried out in different schools and we may introduce from next year at Martinet School: “INFADIMED: Infància i Dieta Mediterrània” (INFADIMED: childhood and Mediterranean Diet”. The aim of this project is to show students the importance of healthy eating through stories and heroes characters. The target is to set students from 3-years-old in the centre of actions, trying them to be aware what they should eat if they want to be like their heroes. If students learn and choose what they want to eat, they can show their parents at home too!
During the Erasmus week at Martinet school we prepared an exhibition to show most of the exchanged activities and work we have done with other partners. We also prepared some evaluation stars where students, teachers and families could write what they liked most and have learnt with the Erasmus Project at our school. There are very interesting comments!!
Art therapy activities have been one of the most successful tasks during all the project. We had the opportunity to combine creativity with Mental Health and relaxation and hand activities all throughout the age-groups. Here you can see some examples.
The students of 4th and 5th grade of our school took part in art therapy where they expressed their feelings, emotions while listening to music. The students using paint and paper reflected the images caused by the music. They found this activity very relaxing and calming.
We also engaged the students with learning disabilities and those systematically leaving the lessons for art workshops with wood carvings, where they also had the opportunity to spend some wonderful time outdoors playing different games.
Teachers and assistants from Martinet school enjoyed a day in the nature. We walk for a long time until we got to a lake, it was a pity we didn’t have time for a swim… weather was really hot. After the walk we enjoyed a healthy picnic!!! We have just decided that next walk will take us to the beach!!
The pupils of the sixth grade of 11th Primary School, Haidari, created their own posters for our Erasmus H.A.P.P.E.N.S program . The three posters are related to the three topics the children have been working on for the past two years: sports, mental health and balanced nutrition. Once the posters were ready, they hung them on the school walls and in other areas of the city of Haidari. In this way, they wanted to share the things they learned with the rest of the students and with their neighbours as well.
Well done guys! Excellent work!
An event in celebration of the end of Erasmus H.A.P.P.E.N.S took place in the 11th Primary School of Haidary on Wednesday 31st of May 2017.
During those two years all students, teachers and parents of our school and the wider community focused on well – being through healthier eating habits, an active life style and a work-life balance.
Students of all grades presented through dancing, singing, painting, reading and playing scenes of their everyday life showing the numerous benefits they have gained from this project.
The responsibility for coordinating the event had the Erasmus+ happens team with the help of many teachers of the school.
Local authorities, the mayor, teachers and head teachers from other schools, parents and families were present and enjoyed the ceremony.
In the end everybody left with a smiling face thinking how simple things can make our life healthier and happier.