Information

Project objectives


  • - to increase the number of students who eat healthy foods in our school cafeterias by 20%;

    - to work out a strategy to improve the practices of our students' eating habits;

    - to promote new methods in our schools that answer the needs of our students to eat healthy foods;

    - to develop an active cooperation with the local schools' community (the school consortium) in the sphere of healthy food;

    - to exchange good practices in cooking between the countries of our partner schools;

    - to develop our students' skills in preparing healthy meals.


Partners


  • Estonia

    Our high-school is located in Pärnu (Estonia) which is also called a capital of summer because we have long and sandy coastline and sunny summer. In our school there are 400 students. Our school is mainly focused on languages (English, Russian, German and Spanish) and media (radio and newspapers).

    We have totally new gym and our classes are fully equipped with computers and WiFi network all over the school.

    This would be our first international project and and all pupils and teachers are looking forward to start it.

    Moreover, Estonia is a very small  country and this project gives us a possibility to communicate with other countries and cultures. Through the project "Healthy food and eating habits in teenagers' education" we will increase the number of students who eat healthy foods in our school canteen by 20%, we will work out a strategy to improve the practices of our students' eating habits, we will develop an active cooperation with the local schools' community in the sphere of healthy food, we will enhance the attractiveness of learning, making our students who are at the risk of abandoning school, continue their studies and adopt a healthy lifestyle.



Partners

  • Poland

    General and Technical School in Owidz was created in 2002 by joining two previously functioning schools, the General and Technical School with the Agricultural and Household School. The institution employs almost a hundred employees and is attended by about seven hundred teenagers. Because of it’s localization at the outskirts of a medium-sized city of Starogard Gdański and the access to a dormitory which is opposite the school building itself a majority of the students in our school come from the suburbs and the country. Furthermore, diversity of social environments causes, that among the students of our school there are teenagers in difficult financial situation as well as euro-orphans – children whose parents have gone to other European countries looking for work. The lack of understanding and cooperation from a group of parents as well as the neglectful attitude toward school of teenagers is often reflected by school marks and misbehavior. The will to be self sufficient and the idea of knowledge not being useful in adult life is probably the reason for finishing the education on the High school level and taking on manual work, instead of going to university.

    Furthermore, it should be noted, that some of the teachers working in our institution have qualifications to work with a variety of dysfunctions. Because of this our school is the only institution in the region of Starogard Gdański that gives such people the opportunity to learn in a school.

    A huge advantage of the General and Technical School in Owidz is the variety of fields that students can choose at the level of high school as well as technical school (such as the hotel and catering trade, gastronomy, tourism industry, environment protection, geodesy and computer science) and various facilities allowing them to learn new skills (such as modern IT labs, gastronomy workrooms, a new gym, and a variety of modern teaching and learning aids).

    In addition, the school also offers a wide selection of extra classes in the form of entertainment and educational activities that give the opportunity for development and stimulate the curiosity of even those students who do not show the interest in traditional learning.

    The project is an excellent opportunity to present and share the cultural background of this region, with its impact on the cuisine and generous hospitality in this area. It is also a good chance of improving the learning and teaching results, as well as students' motivation.



  • Lithuania

    Our school is located in a region with high unemployment rate. It is a Jewish minority school, but it is attended by children of different nationalities and social backgrounds. We provide our children with all the possibilities to grow their creativity, develop both physically and mentally. We help them form civil maturity and prepare them to future steps in their lives in modern society. Our graduates demonstrate high results in entering universities, in spite of their disadvantaged background (many children come from socially and economically disadvantaged families (35%), they live with only one parent). Besides, many children live in bilingual families, they encounter language problems and lack communication skills. They need support and help.

    Participating in the project "Healthy food and eating habits in teenagers' education" for our pupils is a great opportunity to improve multilingual comprehension, explore other countries and food cultures and to promote Lithuanian and Jewish culture and food traditions. This project would give them a chance to get acquainted with other cultures and traditions, to improve their English skills and widen the world view.

    Through the project "Healthy food and eating habits in teenagers' education" we will increase the number of students who eat healthy foods in our school canteen by 20%, we will work out a strategy to improve the practices of our students' eating habits, we will develop an active cooperation with the local schools' community (the school consortium) in the sphere of healthy food, we will enhance the attractiveness of learning, making our students, who are at the risk of abandoning school, continue their studies and adopt a healthy lifestyle.