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Healthy ads

The European Union points out that the habits among European children have changed during the last years. TV, the Internet, computer games and smartphones compete with more physical activities and it has lead to more sedentary activities and more limited social life. The spontaneous outdoor games are more and more replaced by the digital world. Our project focuses on our students’ health and to help them finding healthy habits. School today has an important and an increasing part of getting all children and young people to be physically active. In Sweden the government has proposed that all young people should be using their body by walks, biking, running or playing at least an hour a day. The students have created short ads to encourage each other to move and use your body and to have healthy habits. In our corridors at Lugnviksskolan the students have put short ads, so everybody gets reminded that this is so important.

–      Let your life run!                    –      You can do this!

–      Be a good player!                   –      It’s good to sport!

–      Run to your dreams!

Last transnational meeting in Dénia

This week, in Pou de la Muntanya school, in Dénia, the last of the transnational coordination meetings of the Erasmus + KA2 #TastingSchools project has been made. In it, teachers from Kaland Skole from Bergen (Norway), Lugnviksskolan from Östersund (Sweden) and Giacomo Ferrari Institute from Parma (Italy) participated.

After two years of shared work, it’s time to finish this interesting project that has been co-financed by the Erasmus + program of the European Union. During this time, we have developed four thematic blocks: Let’s visit, Let’s cook, Let’s move and Art & Cooking, each with several sections: research, visits to the environment and use of new technologies.

During the meeting, we evaluated the mobility of students and teachers, held last week in Dénia, and we have been working with the booklet that will collect examples of everything we have worked during these months. Also, we worked and discussed about the final report that must be drawn up to send to the Erasmus + National Agency.

The cultural program of the week has included the approach to our culinary culture and the singularities of Dénia as a Creative City of Gastronomy declared by UNESCO.

Formative Mobility of Students – Dénia

Students from the Kaland Skole in Bergen (Norway), the Giacomo Ferrari Institute in Parma (Italy) and the Lugnviksskolan in Östersund (Sweden) have been visiting, from June 3 to 9, the city of Dénia, welcomed by families and students of the public school Pou de la Muntanya.

The school exchange, framed within the Erasmus + #TastingSchools project, which coordinates the school from Dénia, is the last of the ten training and coordination mobility programs programmed on the project. 72 students and 46 teachers have been able to participate in the different training trips carried out over these two years, as well as know and learn in the four schools, all of them belonging to Creative Cities of Gatronomy declared by UNESCO.

During their stay in Dénia, they have been able to enjoy a complete training program, which has allowed them to carry out activities in the school, visiting the marine reserve of Cap de Sant Antoni by catamaran, participating in a kitchen workshop at Samaruc restaurant (with chefs Ismael Bilbao and Federico Guajardo) learning the “Dansà de Dénia” or visiting the city of València (both gothic monuments and the City of Arts and Sciences).

Also, the Mayor of Dénia, Vicent Grimalt, and the Education Councilor, Rafa Carrió, received the group of students and their teachers, giving way to the visit to the city offered by technicians from the office of Dénia Creative City. This was a good time to get to know the Market, the cherry sample offered there, and places such as the Toy Museum or the Ethnological Museum.

A special mention deserves the nine families that hosted the students. A whole week of experiences where you could visit the beaches, the Montgó Natural Park or the Castle and where the ties that unite the four cities were greatly narrowed.

To finish the week, the school’s end event went ahead to offer a taste of our culture to the students visiting, and to dance with the Valencian folk group “Tres fan Ball”. A luxury finish for an unforgettable week.

Common exhibition

One of the activities carried out throughout the project, and to establish bond between the participating cities, has been the exchange of photos related to the different cities. In each city, a period for taking photographs about representative sites, made by students, was opened. A first exhibition was held in each centre. Among all the photographs taken, each city has chosen the 10 most representative ones. Later, we carried out an exchange of the same photos in order to  exhibit them again, this time the 10 photographs chosen by each city. This exchange was carried out on the mobilities. In this way, students have been able to enjoy them, get to know the project partners better and get closer to other cultures.

International Day of Sport

A whole party of sport and coexistence. This was the celebration in our school of the International Day of Physical Activity and Sports, on Tuesday, March 27. The teachers of Physical Education, Rafael Alcayde and Sergi Torres, organized a very complete sporting day with all the groups of Primary. Also the Infantile stage, and thanks to the collaboration of the runner Franc Beneyto, he participated in this day of physical activity throughout the morning.


Two coordinated actions that resulted in a global activity, with the 440 students of the school participating during the morning of a variety of physical activities and sport, giving importance to the universal values ​​of peace and the coexistence it promotes sports activity Also, the activity was used to enrich the Let’s move blog! of our Erasmus + #TastingSchools project.

Here is the video of the day:

 

 

Let’s move!

Planting seeds

Our primary students created a garden-patch of their own! It is a short growing season in the northern part of Sweden. Therefore, you must sow seeds indoors in small pots until the weather gets warmer and you can plant your crops outdoors in a garden-patch. In groups of four they decided what vegetables, herbs and flowers they wanted to grow. Before sowing they learnt about the different species and the specific growing conditions. Time for sowing! The students filled pots and egg cartoons with soil to put their seeds in. And after that they waited and waited and waited… until one day when the first little green leaf appeared. An important part of the garden-patch project is to document the procedure in a diary. The work combined a lot of subjects; biology, maths and Swedish.

It was an important and happy day when the students took their crops and got outdoors to plant them.  Returning after summer holidays they were welcomed by a green and lush garden!

A gingerbread village

The main focus with this activity was to combine architecture, culinary culture, geometry and medieval history in a project that accentuates active learning. We aimed to create a gingerbread village, consisting of buildings from the Erasmus+ cities. The buildings we wanted to build using gingerbread were:

 

  • The hanseatic wharf in Bergen. Originally built 1070 AD
  • The St. Mary’s Church in Bergen. Built between 1130 and 1170 AD
  • Frösö church in Östersund from ca. 1100 AD
  • Castillo de Dénia. Started in the 8th century AD
  • Palazzo Vescovile in Parma. Built in the 10th century AD
  • The clocktower and the front of the church Il Duomo at Piazza del Duomo in Parma

 

The pupils’ first task was to draw models of the buildings and get the measurements in the right scale. They then had to create models using cardboard to make sure their drawings of each part would fit together. Finally, they could build their house using gingerbread dough.

 

 

 

 

 

Initation to athletics

On December 18th, our 5th grade students visited the athletics track of Denia, where they practiced a series of activities corresponding to the Didactic Unit of Physical Education “Initiation to athletics.” The children participated in different tests, such as races or long boat. At the beginning of the session, the Physical Education teacher explained to them the parties that have the track and where the different athletic modalities are carried out. Then they made a warm up before the main activities that were: race of 80m, 400m and 1000m. The students chose in this case the proof they wanted to make. The session ended with the long button. The activity was very motivating and rewarding for all students, and we emphasize this because it is included in the subject of our Erasmus + project with the theme: LET’S MOVE, HEALTHY HABITS.

You can view all the pictures of the activity HERE.

Let’s move – Swim!

The 3rd and 4th grade students of our school visited the Dénia Sports Center where they participated in a circuit of obstacles and enjoyed some aquatic games.

These activities are part of the Erasmus + project that the school carries out. Some experiences in the person of our students are:

“I went for a pool trip. I had a good time. We have walked on a mattress above the water. We swam a lot in the pool “(Anas)

“Last Friday my friends and I visit the pool. When we arrived we made an obstacle course. Then we went to the pool to make some ways to swim. We also went to a smaller pool where we passed on a cork mattress “(Ruben).

If you want to see the entire album with the photos, click on the following image: