New posters for our project (A43)

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!


Erasmus+ H.A.P.P.E.N.S Celebration in Haidari, Athens, Greece

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.



The impact of emotions-A workshop for parents

On May 3rd 2017 the Erasmus team of the 11th primary school of Haidari organized a workshop for parents with ”ARIXIS”  a centre for the prevention of addictions and the promotion of mental health.

We discussed the impact of emotions on our childrens’  behavior and how parents can communicate with them so that children can handle their positive and negative feelings.

Presentations of super foods and wonderful herbs to parents and teachers (A39-A30)

The students of the 5th and 6th grade of the 11th Primary school of Haidari presented their digital work (ppt) on the herbs of our country and their research on super foods to the students, teachers and parents of our school.

The students of the 3rd and 4rth grade presented also their paper team work on the wondeful herbs, their research and their posters to teachers and parents of our school.

After a short break for a super food snak and a cup of greek mountain tea, the erasmus+HAPPENS team prepared a moisturising body cream to offer to the parents and teachers of our school using natural materials: Beeswax, almond oil, chamomile decoction and lavender essential oil.  Thank you Galway for this great recipe!!!

It was a very interesting seminar to all of us!

A walking tour in Diomedious Botanic Garden with students and parents. (A37-A38)

On Sunday 2nd April 2017 the Erasmus team of our school organised a walking tour of the Diomedous  Botanical  Garden  for parents, students and teachers .We all walked up a mountain path through the forest enjoying nature,a beautiful spring morning and each other’s company.

Art Therapy with parents and teachers (A35)

After the session of Art therapy we attended in the Salerno, Italy  LTTA,  the Erasmus team organised a similar session in our school for parents and teachers. In an activity combining art creativity and music, our headteacher mrs Tsilpiridou introduced  the decoupage technique and parents, teachers and students transformed jars, bottles  and old benches and at the same time relaxed  and communicated.

“Wonderful Herbs” and “Superfood” (A40-A31)

Students of the 3rd and 4rth grade of the 11th Primary Schoolof Haidari worked in teams and completed their research on Greek Herbs. They organized their work on the template they had been given and they also created some really beautiful posters to present their team work to the other students of our school, to the teachers and the parents too.

Students of the 5th and 6th grade of our school worked in teams on both herbs and superfood and created their own ppt presentations to show their research to the other students, to their parents and to the teachers of  the school.

Well done to all!!!



One of the activities we shared with our Italian colleagues in the Salerno LTTA was Art Therapy.

The students of 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade of our school  inspired by European film soundtracks as well as the Erasmus song, which was  created by all the European partner schools, took their crayons and put their thoughts, feelings and the images triggered by the music on paper.

This activity combined music, art creativity and personal expression aiming at cooperation and relaxation.

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Sirtaki, Zorba’s dance… (A42)

Zorbas” (or more commonly, “Zorba’s Dance“) is a song by Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis.[1] The song featured in the 1964 film Zorba the Greek, for which Theodorakis wrote the soundtrack,[2] and became popular around the world. It is now commonly played and danced to in Greek tavernas. The film’s track has since been recorded as a standalone song by many different musicians from around the world.[3]

The 6th grade students of the 11th Primary School of Haidari are dancing in the school yard.

Podaraki (Greek: Ποδαράκι) is a Greek dancing song from the region of Pontos, as well as the northern Thrace. The dance is called Podaraki (meaning “small foot” in Greeks) because it involves much stomping with the Podia (feet) of the dancer. It is danced both by men and women usually in an open circle, and rarelly in straight line. It’s a female song, also called μπάτε “κορίτσια στο χορό” mpate koritsia sto horo (meaning go girls for dance), from its lyrics, in where a supposed girl calls the other girls to go for dance and to have fun before marrying. In its second half, after expressing the traditional critic against both her husband and her mother and father-in-law for not letting her go for dance and fun the supposed girl explains how she avenges both them and her children for that.