Enjoying learning about other countries
In this video you can see many of the activities and actions we have organised and implemented at Escola Martinet during this project.
Annie Asgard, the Irish coordinator of the Erasmus Plus HAPPENS Project from the Claddagh National School was invited to attend an international conference on Health Promotion Participatory Research Projects at the National University of Ireland in Galway in May 2017. She shared the Erasmus Plus HAPPENS Project with researchers from around the world as well as learned about participatory research projects taking place.
Here you can see the slideshow she presented to the conference. Dr. Siobhan O’Higgins, of NUIG, also attended the Claddagh National School Europe Day on May 9th.
During the Erasmus + HAPPENS Festival in ZSG No. 2, students, parents, teachers and school staff gathered on 9 and 10 June 2017 to spend time together to celebrate the end of the Erasmus + HAPPENS project. We encouraged everyone to do sports and healthy eating. We engaged students of all grades, especially those who were marginalized and had a learning disability, as well as parents, teachers and school staff to prepare and take part in the event. All sorts of attractions, such as traditional games from different countries, volleyball match: adults vs. youth, sports competition with a smile, colorful stands with delicious food. “Flavors of the World” offered dishes from different countries, participants could taste some products of “Sirt food” diet, everyone admired our students dancing Zumba and other artistic dances. Students also presented a show of traditional dances from Erasmus + partner countries. Our students also presented their artistic programs devoted to a healthy lifestyle. Among the guests the mayor and local authorities were also presented.
Did you know that food can be grouped depending on its colour? And that same colours share many characteristics and properties? So this is what primary students at Martinet School have discovered with this activity. Not only they have group food into different colours but have made a research to see what is behind the common sentence: “This is healthy.. eat it”. What means to be healthy? What properties benefit our body? Now we have the right answers!!
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!!
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.