HEALTHY P.I.C.N.I.C. (Positive Intercultural Competent Noble Inovative Children)

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The project aims at two main topics – healthy lifestyle and intercultural competences. The title of the project is »HEALTHY PICNIC«. The word »HEALTHY« includes healthy lifestyle, healthy food, good relationships and interactions, good selfasteem and much more, and the word »PICNIC« stands for Positive Intercultural Competent Noble Inovative Children.

In this project pupils will learn about healthy lifestyle, their own and other cultures, improve their English, raise interest in other foreign languages, meet people from other cultures, share their knowledge/experience with other participants. The project aims at developing sustainable healthy lifestyle and various skills and competences (communicative, language, ICT, learning to learn, cultural awareness and expression, intercultural competences, sense of initiative, ability to manage information, metakognitiv ability). Pupils will learn about healthy lifestyle, their own and other cultures, improve their English, raise interest in other foreign languages, meet people from other cultures, share their knowledge/experience with other participants. Being aware that they represent a European country, their own culture and also European community and its diversity will result in their better self-esteem and have a positive effect on awareness of importance of living in a healthy way and being interculturally competent as well as putting theory into practice.

Parents, members of local communities and various organizations will take part in the project, too. Teachers will get to know other school systems, exchange experiences, examples of good practise, teaching methods/materials which will represent an important step in their professional development. They will develop skills in managing projects, communication, planning different activities; acquire further knowledge concerning relevant topics; deepen their relationships with colleagues/pupils/parents/members of local community. The project reduces the risk of rejecting the European values by young people and members of the community through collaboration among European countries. It offers a chance to increase the role of community in schools’ lives, developing collaboration relationships and future initiatives. A sustainable action plan for achiving sustainable changes and developement concerning the relevant topics will be produced by all partner schools.

  • Subjects: Art, Biology, Cross Curricular, Drama, Environmental Education, Ethics, Foreign Languages, Geography, Health Studies, Informatics / ICT, Music, Natural Sciences, Physical Education, Primary School Subjects
  • Languages: EN
  • Pupil’s age: 6 – 14
  • Tools to be used: Chat, e-mail, Forum, Other software (Powerpoint, video, pictures and drawings), Project Diary, Twinspace, Video conference, Web publishing
  • Aims: The project aims at developing sustainable healthy lifestyle and various skills and competences (communicative, language, ICT, learning to learn, cultural awareness and expression, intercultural competences, sense of initiative, ability to manage information, metakognitiv ability). Pupils will learn about healthy lifestyle, their own and other cultures, improve their English, raise interest in other foreign languages, meet people from other cultures, share their knowledge/experience with other participants. Being aware that they represent a European country, their own culture and also European community and its diversity will result in their better self-esteem and have a positive effect on awareness of importance of living in a healthy way and being interculturally competent as well as putting theory into practice. Parents, members of local communities and various organizations will take part in the project, too. Teachers will get to know other school systems, exchange experiences, examples of good practise, teaching methods/materials which will represent an important step in their professional development. They will develop skills in managing projects, communication, planning different activities; acquire further knowledge concerning relevant topics; deepen their relationships with colleagues/pupils/parents/members of local community. hide
  • Work process: – All participants, teachers and pupils meet and decide about activities and presentations of our project at school. – Project notice board will be created and kept updated throughout the following two years. – Teachers will make a presentation (Power Point, short video in English) about home institution, their country and culture and they will send it to other partner schools. – Pupils will create „Culture in a box“ with ten symbolic items representing their country and culture and it will be sent to the first partner school according to the shedule set. – Pupils create the project logo and select three best. Final selection will be held in Vienna. – Pupils will create posters of all participating countries. Posters will be updated throughout the project. – Teachers and pupils compose questionnaire about their lifestyle-final decision in Vienna. – Planning of FLASH MOB activities and actions. – The first in Vienna (October 2013) , final planning of the whole project, dates and action plans. – Questionnaire about lifestyle will be given to pupils and parents. – Creation of E-twinning space for sharing ideas, presentations, pictures and communications . – December 2013 „Sharing, helping and giving activities“ – The second meeting of teachers in Estonia-results of questionnaire , monitoring activities, lessons observations and composing of the action plans. – March 2013-getting ready fot the Project Day-collecting facts about healthy food and recipes,“Sports day“ , visit to eco ethno village, involving parents , inviting media and local community and informing them about project and a picnic. – The first meeting of schools and pupils in Portugal, March 2014, „Healthy picnic with stories“-traditional games, tales and food; video conference. – The second meeting ( May 2014) – Croatia ( about 15 pupils are coming) . – Questionnaire for pupils and parents about their satisfaction with participation in the project. – At the end of the first project year each pupil will be given a certificate of participation. – The third meeting of teachers in Italy (October 2014) – teachers agree about curriculum and activities for the following year. They will also evaluate social and intercultural competences, visit the classes and evaluate the first year. – Teachers choose a typical holiday for their country-culture, tradition, food and typical facts (Power Point, pictures, paintings, newsletters) . – The fourth meeting in La Reunion (December 2014). – Getting ready for the third picnic. – The third meeting of schools in Lyon (April 2015) . – Teachers and pupils prepare theater plays, all activities will be recorded and publish in the final video. – At the end of the second year we will do the questionnaire for all techers and pupils. Our school will publish results and reports about project. – The fifth meeting of techers in Slovenia (June 2015)-final report hide
  • Expected results: Teachers of each partner school will make a presentation (PowerPoint, photos/videos, brochures) about their home institution, their country, culture and send it to all other schools (for teachers’ use only). Pupils of all schools will create posters of all participating countries. They will search for information. The posters will be updated with new information, knowledge throughout the project.There will be various outdoor activities at all schools. These may be regular lessons being given outdoor, in the playground, forest, field … School staff and parents will be involved. Photos will be posted on internet sites. There will be various outdoor activities at all schools (active walks through forests/parks, along a river/beach, in the hills/mountains, »sport days”, exploring and reviving folk traditions, old games and recipes). Pupils of all schools will create »Culture in a Box« with 10 symbolic items respresenting their country/culture. It will be sent to all partner schools according to schedule set during the 1st meeting in Vienna in October 2013. Throughout the project pupils are encouraged to communicate to their peers at other schools, asking questions, sending each other drawings, pictures/photos, contribute to the Dictionary. The communication is led by their mentors via e-mail, e-Twinning/TwinSpace … »FLASH MOB« activities concerning Healthy PICNIC with pupils/teachers/parents are organized, in order to draw attention, disseminate ideas. Videos/photos/feedback are published on internet sites. A questionnaire about lifestyle will be given to pupils & parents. The answers will be analyzed and published on eTwining, school homepages and Blog. Various »sharing, helping and giving« activities, such as donating food, toys, stationary, clothes, helping elderly people, fellow pupils will be organized at all schools. Information and photos will be shared on the project sites. HappyBook wall is created in all schools. Pupils create their profiles and post (write, draw) positive comments, ideas in mother tongue or/and English …in order to improve social, communication and foreign language skills. During the 2nd project meeting the current activities concerning social, communication skills/intercultural competences will be described. Afterwards each school develops their own sustainable Action Plan. All schools make a presentation about their culture, tradition, holidays, dishes, (locally produced) food… (PPTs/Photos/videos/brochures). It’s essential that pupils don’t create stereotypes, so the word »some« should be used when interpreting. Material (photos,pieces of art) for Calender 2015/16 will be collected by all pupils. The best 3 will be chosen by pupils’ votes at each school. The calender will be edited and produced by the Italian school. All schools (teachers, pupils, parents and members of local comminuty if possible) are involved in creating,making/producing games (that can be used during the project weeks and also in the future). Exhibition of art works/posters at all schools. Each school makes PPTs or Posters about all other countries/partners/cultures. Aim: to encourage all to think of the value of cultural diversity. PPTs are presented to parents/staff/local community. Project weeks on HEALTHY PICNIC topics will be organized. »Packing the Suitcase« – things we want keep, things we want to leave behind, what has changed, what have we learnt? Final video of all meetings and activities. hide