Next! The Secondary Hotel School Zlin, Ltd. was very proud to be the host school of the first meeting of the Erasmus+ project Good in Health Good in Mind from 11th – 15th December 2017. In the project five school partners from different countries are involved (Czech, Italy, Romania, Spain and Turkey).
The partner schools are going to share ideas about school systems, eating habits and lifestyles, students’ daily routine as well as their cultures, customs, traditions and backgrounds. The whole project is focused on healthy lifestyle promoting, especially on improving students’ eating habits and encouraging them to include physical activities into their daily routine.
Cultures, habits, places of interest, the home towns of the partner schools as well as schools, the teams gave a lot of information with the help of prepared presentations. In the afternoon, each country prepared a quiz based on their presentations. Answering the questions gave the participants the opportunity to socialize, to improve their knowledge of partners’ countries, cultures and habits and to exchange their ideas and thoughts.
The main idea of the project Good in Health Good in Mind is to achieve various effects and provide long lasting benefits for students of the participating schools on the field of healthy lifestyle. It should also broaden their horizon, help them get deeper insights and develop their language and IT as well as professional skills. Through meeting peers, the participants experience working in an international environment and this train their entrepreneurship and language skills while working on the activities.
One day was dedicated to cooking activity. The students prepared national dishes of each country but not in traditional way. They tried to modify the traditional recipes to healthier versions, e.g. using less fat ingredients, reducing calories,… The prepared dishes were served for international lunch and all participants could try everything. The used recipes are going to be published in a booklet that is going to be finished during the next meeting.
Not only work but also fun was experienced in Granada. We got the chance to discover the beauties of this city like Alhambra Palace and gardens, ancient city centre, we were also welcomed at the Granada’s town hall. All enjoyed the visit to the local football stadium as the host school collaborates with the main city football team.
We talked about the organic, vegan and vegetarian diet, its advantages and disadvantages. The discussion was followed by tasting prepared healthy vegetarian dishes. Participants visited other interesting places in the area and then took part in art, sport and dance therapy workshops.
A trip to the Ocnele Mari Salt Mine was organized, followed by a poster making activity focused on team building, mutual knowledge and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. In the evening the guests as well as the staff of the host school enjoyed an international cultural party where especially national folk music and dances were performed.