LIVE NATURALLY, LIVE HEALTHY
Start date: Sep 1, 2015,
End date: Aug 31, 2017
The project "Live naturally - live healthy" wishes to reinforce citizenship by raising awareness, to safeguard cultural heritage, to develop a true feeling of partnership, of helpfulness, of respect for the differences involving all the participants in the European construction. This international project is based on the fact that involved schools are from cities areas. Having a strong cultural heritage, will allow the participants to have an important educational experience, giving them intellectual curiosity on the subject.
This project will allow us to share good practices and promote new technologies as the main communication vehicle. Each partner will share new technologies’ skills to exchange knowledge.
The cooperation between pupils and teachers will improve new working methods and a better organization of the learning process.
The common language will be English, so the common work and exchanges are perfect opportunities to improve linguistic skills, to use and practice it during everyday conversations.
By participating in researches, pupils have the chance to extend their knowledge widely in various themes and to work together outside the compulsory school activities. Moreover, the project is useful for teachers so that they can learn about European cultures and languages, so they can teach this variety to their pupils.
The aim is to promote a culture based on healthy lifestyles to help students to appreciate best practices while safeguarding their own health.
Unhealthy lifestyles (poor diet, excessive drinking, smoking, lack of exercise) have negative repercussions not only on the health of the individuals but on their environment as well.
This project aims at developing an educational environment that will support young people by promoting healthy lifestyles. The project focuses on promotion of a healthy and appropriate diet, a less sedentary lifestyle and on raising awareness of the damages that alcohol and smoking can cause.The project also aims to encourage students to make the most of their personal skills and talents, thus increasing individuals’ self-esteem and self-confidence.
These general objectives will be achieved through the following specific objectives:
• To develop and harmonize lifestyle habits of adolescents across Europe with special focus on diet, nutrition and physical activity.
• To assess dietary and physical activity patterns as well as nutritional status among European adolescents
• To investigate knowledge and attitudes towards nutrition and physical activity among adolescents and to establish the main determinants of their food choice and preference
• To describe regional, cultural, social and gender differences and similarities across Europe
• To develop a Lifestyle Education Programme and test its efficacy for improving adolescents´ health
The project will involve students of Secondary school (aged 11-14) from three different countries: Italy, Lithuania, Spain.
During the project students and staff will have the opportunity to:
-improve language learning and scientific skills;
-enhance collaboration and cooperation skills within home schools and between partner schools;
-develop artistic, expressive, linguistic, computer and social skills;
-increase awareness and be sensitized to environmental issues;
-knowledge about dietary and physical activity patterns in European adolescents;
-improve lifestyle habits of adolescents;
The main activities are: Set-up of a project blog; Diagnostic questionnaries; Erasmus Corner; Research work about landscapes; Video recording of each region's typical harvests; Artistic representation of landscape; Slideshows about each school; Photographing all regions: geographical recognition of each area; E-Book: “Healthy food from our tradition"; Logo contest; Recipe Book; Fitness week; Set up of a Website; Conference held by students about health benefits; Food Lab; researches. questionnaires, interviews about risks factors; Healthy week.
Teachers will use alternative methods of teaching and will encourage investigation and the sense of exploring in their students.
Dissemination will be carried out throughout the project with the publication of articles in the local press, social media and on the school website to inform students, staff and stakeholders on project activities promoting the Erasmus+ programme.
The participants will create a database available to all and provide support to interested colleagues. In particular, through the learning objects every teacher can improve their learning in relation to the contributions of the group.
On the project website we can convey all the information and documentation available, with particular reference to the products manufactured in the different project phases.
Finally, the Internet also allows us to activate a direct contact with potential final beneficiaries (even more than the number of those who are directly involved in the training) and to interact with them.
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