The oldest students in our school entered the lists to check their knowledge on European Union and Erasmus+ programme. The competition was organised by a school Erasmus+ team under EuropeDirect wings. During the closely fought competition teams of three students from each class of 6th year had to face wide variety of tasks. The representatives of class 6d – Mateusz Lucinski, Gabriela Kempinska and Adam Piec won the quiz and were awarded attractive prizes.
Sometimes to change something in our lives we need encouragement or just a simple guideline. That is why we organised a meeting with a dietician and a fitness trainer for our students and their parents. Both of the invited guests gave a short lecture about healthy eating habits, healthy and unhealthy food and the importance of physical activity in our everyday life. The participants of the meeting took part in workshops prepared by the dietician and the fitness trainer.
Next thing to do was the healthy eating pyramid. This colourful and eye-catching structure created by the students and teachers of our school is a great educational tool used during PE and Science classes.
A herbal garden was another challenging task for the students. Yet, they accomplished it successfully. Soon, window sills in the school canteen turned into herbal gardens. Weakly, each class had to take care of the plants and water them. This way, all the students and teachers could use the herbs the students planted and eat them with their sandwiches or lunch to give their meals more flavour. The students also understand that planting and growing herbs at home doesn’t have to be hard work and that their parents could use the plants in the kitchen on daily basis.
As hand-made by our students Christmas cards gave our partners so much joy, we decided to design and make Easter cards for our project friends as well.
To make our students more aware of European Union, its structure, functions, goals and partner countries we invited Mrs Monika Migaj, a EuropeDirect representative, to meet our pupils. She presented all mentioned earlier issues and talked to the students, answered their questions and encouraged them to actively participate in the project tasks realization. She also agreed to take an organised by our school European Union Quiz under EuropeDirect’s wing.
To keep all the school and local community informed about ongoing Erasmus+ project in our school we decided to put a large banner on the front wall of the school building. We also set Erasmus+ board in the main school hall. Except for that we disseminate the project in the local media including Radio Eska Ostrow/Kalisz and magazines Kurier Ostrowski and Nasz Rynek. There is also a facebook profile and school website of the project where we update all the information.
Among the tasks was the one where students had to cathegorize food into two groups: healthy products and unhealthy products. They were supposed to make posters presenting the outcome of their work. The posters have been exposed in the school canteen to make all the school comunity more aware of healthy diet.
Another project task was a healthy breakfast prepared by the students at school. Supported by their teachers, they successfully acomplished the task and made colourful and tasty sandwiches with healthy products including freshly baked bread and rolls, fresh vegetables, dairy and cold cuts of local producers. Here are the effects:
Christmas is a magic time! That’s why our students came up with an idea to exchange wishes with our new European friends. They made and sent beautiful hand-made Christmas cards with heart-warming wishes to each partner school.