3000 schools join Spring Day for Europe!
On 6 April, the 16th kindergarten of Katerini in Pieria, Greece, was the 3000th school centre to engage in this year’s edition of Spring Day for Europe, the unique campaign to bring Europe closer to its young citizens.
Katerini Kindergarten counts 34 pupils and is taking part in the Spring Day project for the first time. Pupils and teachers from the school already have in mind great ideas and events to focus on European cultures. “Our students are going to paint the European flags, pin them on a map of Europe and listen to the national anthems of each country,” explains Helen Psihrami, the teacher who registered the school.
We asked Helen what is her impression of the campaign, so far. “It seems interesting and flexible; it offers a variety of activities and inspirational material. I like it because every school – no matter whether kindergarten or high school – can find appropriate content to involve students in debates, reflections and activities on Europe”.
Flexibility and a rich set of educational resources are certainly the main assets of the campaign. All schools can share their Spring Day events on the website, organizing a special day to celebrate Europe or inviting a VIP for a visit. Through its three activities, Spring Day invites students of all ages to discover European countries, record a podcast and invent European quizzes. Schools are also challenged to try the competitions, tailored for different age levels: students can become teachers, shoot their own movie, discover animals and biodiversity. With Spring Day, Europe has no limits and creativity no barriers….