This homepages features information on the "Wake-up,Shake-up:Promoting health and fitness" project, which is an international collaboration of eight european primary school from 2012 - 2014. The project is financed by the European Unions Comenius Programme.
The aim of the project are: to foster new links with partner schools across Europe, to combat concernc about diet and physical fitness amongst students, to compare and contrast ways of life, to provide support in oder to adopt a healthier lifestyle, to promote a deeper understanding of cultural identity.
The Comenius Programme focuses on all levels of school education, from pre-school and primary to secondary schools. It is relevant for everyone involved in school education: mainly pupils and teachers but also local authorities, representatives of parents’ associations, non-government organisations, teacher training institutes and universities.
Sport, health and citizenship are important topics of concern in all schools. Our project aims to foster new links with partner schools across Europe, designed to compare and contrast ways of life in order to support students and staff in adopting a healthier lifestyle and attitude. As a result our concerns over diet, obesity and the physical and emotional health of our students will be addressed.
Effective monitoring and evaluation helps ensure we all get the most out of our Comenius project.Teachers and students have learned a great deal about our partnership countries and their schooling and way of life.Have found that people from other countries have been very friendly and they have enjoyed learning country's language and about their cultures.
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1st meeting in England,
2nd meeting in Poland,
3rd meeting in Lithuania, 4th meeting in Estonia,5th meeting in Spain, 6th meeting in France, 7th meeting in Romania, 8th in Turkey
The 6th meeting of Comenius Project ‘Wake – up, Shake – up’ was held in France (27.01.-31.01.). Seven countries (France, Estonia, England, Lithuania, Poland, Turkey and Spain) met together (unfortunately, Romanians were absent) and did different activities, held discussions, visited historical sights and, certainly, communicated a lot in English and other languages.
The school Saint Jean et La Croix prepared a wonderful concert with songs, dances, presents and performances. Everybody enjoyed it very much. The song ‘Oh, Champs Elysees’ united all the participants, and it was sung by them many times during the visit. While the teachers were getting acquainted with the school educational system and traditions, the pupils of seven countries took part in culinary competitions, where they had an opportunity to show their cooking talents.
While being in France both teachers and students visited a lot of historical sights, like Quentin De La Tour Museum, FolkMuseum, St-Quentin Basilica and City Hall, Paris National Assembly and Notre Dame Cathedral. Undoubtedly, the trip to Paris was the most striking and memorable.
Besides learning French history, there were also organized entertaining activities, like basketball match, bowling and dance show. The first one was so emotional that nobody could stay indifferent and calm.
France showed itself as a country where traditional and conservative things are in harmony with modernity.
Thank you, France, for your hospitality!
teacher of English from Kohtla-Jarve Slavic Basic School
Science Cafe was carried out by teachers of Slavic Basic School – Julia Kropacheva , Julia Golosova and Ilona Kekla . It was a fascinating journey into the mysterious microcosm. Students extracted DNA from plant and animal cells, taking and collecting bananas own saliva. Let’s hope that this unusual laboratory work will be for someone to start in the world of genetics.