Food and Health in Europe -closing the gap between european young people by raising the awareness of food and health and strenghtening the basic skills by an inclusive education Erasmus Project

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Food and Health in Europe -closing the gap between european young people by raising the awareness of food and health and strenghtening the basic skills by an inclusive education Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Food and Health in Europe -closing the gap between european young people by raising the awareness of food and health and strenghtening the basic skills by an inclusive education

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for Schools Only

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2016

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Teaching and learning of foreign languages; Integration of refugees; Health and wellbeing

Project Summary

The “CLAP” project was undertaken with the broad objective of promoting in our pupils and teachers the importance of working with the topic food and health in order to promote public health, basic skills in school subjects, English language as working language among the european state members, the using of ICT tools and modern and innovative methods in teaching.

The underlying idea of this international partnership of three schools from Sweden, Portugal, Poland was also to make young people aware of the importance of a good public health and of social equality amongst people in Europe. We all share the same concern about the future of our pupils in the European Union. The partners were strategically selected from different parts of Europe

The aim was to close the gap in social equality in the young generation of Europe and work for social and ecological sustainability by raising the awareness about food and health, providing a greater variety in teaching methods to reach larger group of pupils, make education more interesting,creative and inspiring in order to enhance a higher achiechivement in basic skills as maths and language, prevent early school leaving and promote a better public health.

The aim was to train and learn about English language, analythic skills, social science, biology, statistics, geography, craft, mathematics, domestic science, self promoting, ICT using and other skills.

Activities to do this were:

Compare common dishes in different countries

Compare cultivation, import and export of different local food as crops, animals etc

Compare the extent of and the attitudes towards ecological growing

Develop a school garden or green house

Develop composting of rests from the school cantine

Discuss healthy and ecological sustainable food habits

Compare health promoting activities in countries, schools etc

Compare health problems

Discuss solutions to local health problems

Visit partner schools with groups of pupils in ages 13-15 years

Make project documentary film

Write articles

Throughout all activities we tried to work with statistics and other mathematical tools to present results and make comparisons

In organisation:
We wanted to set up forms for power talks with school health and we have had sessions together with school health during the project period. We have found that the work done by school health already is enough and there is no need for any more forms for “Health talks”. We have made surveys, validated by the University of Gothenburg about food and health habits every year in the participating group of students. The results and statistics from these surveys are shared with the school health.

The longlasting outcomes produced during the project; a manual for teachers, a recipe book for youths, a green house and a school garden will help us and other stakeholders to continue the work in following groups of pupils. The work with our school gardens has already been well implemented and our students often ask for outdoor activities in the gardens.

Surrounding society:
Within the project, all project partners have started a closer cooperation with either the school canteens. the university, environmental administration, fair trade organisations, different enterprises connected to our topic, educational villages or other stakeholders. We will all continue to find new cooperation partners outside our schools, for instance nursery schools, eldery care centers in the neighbourhood, parents etc

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 97058,28 Eur

Project Coordinator

Frölundaskolan 7-9, SDF Askim-Frölunda-Högsbo, City of Gothenburg & Country: SE

Project Partners

  • Szkola Podstawowa im. Jana Pawla II w Rajsku
  • Agrupamento de Escolas Marinhas do Sal, Rio Maior