Bringing students, teachers and students’ parents closer together in the fields of ecology and sports, for a positive change in the attitudes of young people towards themselves, their peers, a healthy life style, and the environment.
The objectives of the project “Together Through Ecology and Sports Towards Healthy Europe” were:
to contribute to the establishment of cooperation among students, teachers and students’ parents from schools in the cross-border region with an aim to strengthen educational, sport and cultural connections;
to strengthen educational, sports and cultural connections and to achieve a positive change in the attitudes of young people towards themselves, their peers and a healthy life style, as well as to their surroundings, environment and research work.
The project covered a range of joint planning and implementation of school activities related to ecology and sports, including:
analysis of the demand for training in the field of ecology, swimming and skiing;
forming ecological-sport sections in both schools;
organising swimming and skiing courses;
student training in the field of ecology;
research work and creation of ecology database, and exchange of research results;
evaluation of ecology and sports training;
organising competitions and awarding certificates to the students;
printing of T-shirts, newspapers, flyers, annual bulletin, web presentation, etc.
The main results of the project were as follows:
Cross-border communication between representatives of the schools was established and conditions were created for communication and research work by students and teachers.
Teaching and other related material were developed and the schools carried out the training and the exchange of knowledge; experience and skills were developed in the field of ecology, leading to positive changes in young people towards the surroundings, environment and research.
The schools conducted training in swimming and skiing, sports skills of students were improved and student awareness of the importance of sport was raised, leading to a positive change in young people in relation to themselves, their peers and a healthy lifestyle.
Aspects of good practice
Although “Together Through Ecology and Sports Towards Healthy Europe” was a small scale project it was a particularly innovative action that promoted in a tangible way the cooperation on a cross-border basis and laid the foundations for sustainable benefits for the young people and the wider community in the cross-border region.
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