The children of the 23 kindergartens in Larissa created the title of the program, which is also a saying of Hippocrates.
The 23rd kindergarten is located in Larissa, Greece. There are 33 pupils aged 4-5 years old and it
consists of 3 teachers. It applies a multi-purpose curriculum, which is taught through modern
teaching methods. The Collaborative Teaching Method, the Interdisciplinary Approach to
Knowledge, the Experiential Learning and the Playful Method of Teaching are based on the childcentered
learning model, which places the child at the center of the educational process. It gives the
student the opportunity to develop, through play, his/her social, mental and sensory skills such as
communication, collaboration, movement and speech. ICT and the Art in Education also help kids to
develop on many fundamental levels. Our school has been awarded with the eTwinning School Label
2019-20. This is a great achievement by the eTwinning team in our school! We have dealt with
healthy eating in recent years, as the Hippocrates lived and died in Larissa. He dealt with herbs and
healthy eating habits. We also implement eΤwinning programs in relation to dietary habits and
exercise from antiquity to the present. There are 2 key teachers to run the project: the headmaster
named Antoniou Elisavet (MEd and Post-education) and the teacher named Samela Nikolaidou
(Post-education). Both are members of the association «The Hippocrates in Larissa». They have
participated in the event organized by the Hippocrates Club: From Hippocrates to the famous sports
events. They have attended the seminar «Heritage of Taste». The initiative aims at studying cultural
practices related to nutrition and health through interviews with the elderly. The 23rd Kindergarten
has been awarded twinners. Mrs Antoniou E. has been awarded with 2 quality labels and has
attended 115 hours of training sessions with topics: Nutrition and Particular Activity in Childhood and
Essential Nutrition Issues and implements T4Europe and eTwinning programs. Mrs Nikolaidou S.
has also been awarded with a quality label. Both of them are involved in healthy nutrition projects,
such as «The Hippocrates in Larissa», 2015-16, ID 117888 and 2016-17 «Cultural Routes», ID
133534. Students knew the effect of Hippocrates’ s work in modern medicine, the use of herbs,
nutrition, sport. In 2017-18 they participated in the project «From the Sculpture River to the
Hippocratic Monument in Larissa», ID 166983. This year we are running 2 programs on healthy
lifestyle issues. The 1st is entitled «The Importance of Nutrition and Exercise from the Age of
Hippocrates to Today», ID 180268. The aim is to understand the eating habits of the Ancient Greeks,
learning through Hippocrates’ theory, the importance of nutrition and exercise. The 2nd project is
entitled «We produce naturally, Consume in a healthy way», ID 185475. It is a project that gives
children the opportunity to produce and consume their own organic foods.
Learning by playing like the Ancient Greeks
As part of the Erasmus + KA2 program «Prevention is better than cure, as Hippocrates said» we visited the amazing and interactive exhibition of the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Costas Kotsani.
The children of the 23rd Kindergarten of Larissa and the 5th Kindergarten of Farsalos had the unique opportunity to get acquainted with a relatively unknown aspect of ancient Greek culture through the exhibition «Hi-Tech Inventions of Ancient Greeks» which includes about 100 selected exhibits and the selected artist Filonos’ cinema to the Iron Puppet Theater and from Ktibi’s automatic hydraulic watch to the Antikythera Mechanism.
The toddlers became familiar with the games of the Ancient Greeks and did sport activities in the Museum’s courtyard.
Hippocrates and Witches. A theatrical play with Kids. 27-11-2019
«A painting….a story»
Creating our botanical garden
As part of the Erasmus 2019-21 program «Prevention is better than Cure, as Hippocrates said» we made flower beds in our school yard in a triangle, a square and a rectangle. We smelled the herbs, learned the names, separated them into batches, sculpted the soil and planted them. Then we watered them, wrote down their names and their healing properties in Greek and English and await their development ……
ERASMUS KA229. 23rd Kindergarten of Larisa,Greece -«The Nature Shop»
Today we boiled chamomile and had a party with herbs. Our school smelled of chamomile, which we drank with pleasure, but also to soften our throats and protect us from the cold.
We observed the steam coming out of the pan and wondered where all this steam was going. The children responded to the clouds, to the sky, it falls with the rain …. It was followed by a play with rain and clouds. We learn about the evaporation of liquids.
Medicinal and aromatic herbs.
We initially detect children’s knowledge and tell us what herbs they know. Then we decide to bring information from some herbs and a bag with that particular herb.
Then we present them with the help of Hippocrates and learn their healing properties. We do herbal paintings.
We play and smell the herbs.
We paint the herbs on paper and on the computer.
«The Shop of Nature»
We made the price list, we wrote and painted the sign, we created the backdrop and our shop is ready…
We make olive oil cake with herbs
Today we mixed, weighed, kneaded, and wrote the ingredients and steps of the recipe to make a herbal cake with olives.
Our actions continue, providing new knowledge and experiences to our students.
Our school was visited today by Mrs Anastasia, an agronomist who spoke to the children about the herbal and bee relationship, about Hippocrates’ herbs and their healing properties. Great presentation and valuable knowledge we gained!
Then she helped the children prepare herbal and candle wax while observing the phenomenon of melting and setting.
How have people used herbs in the old days? where did they find them? what diseases did they cure? what herbs did they know? These and many other questions from the children were answered by Ms. Maria, our school’s grandmother, who visited the kindergarten and told the children of her childhood experiences of herbal use. He talked to the students about how they were collected in Kissavos, the herbalists who were collecting herbs in the mountains, even about » Zarapuni », a herb growing in Kissavos and used in cooking. The children listened with great interest to the story , and thanked Mrs Maria for giving her a beautiful poster.
In the end they enjoyed a delicious home made pie, made by Mrs Maria, because as Hippocrates has taught us, healthy eating is very important !!! Thank you very much Mrs Maria for the nice story she gave us and of course for offering the pie to the kids!
«Riddles with herbsErasmus + KA229»
Visit to the 23rd Kindergarten of Larissa
The president of the club «The Hippocrates in Larissa» Mr. Rizos Chaliambalias visited the 23rd Kindergarten of Larissa and talked to the children about the use of herbs in the work of Hippocrates and the relationship of the great doctor of antiquity with Larissa.
The visit was part of the Erasmus + KA229 program entitled «Prevention is better than cure, as Hippocrates said», implemented by the 23rd Kindergarten of Larissa, as a coordinating school.
C3 activity «The mascots of the Olympic Games»
C3 activity «The games in ancient Olympia»
C3 activity «Τhe Olympic gold medalist remembers…»
Α story for Paralympic games
Our Olympic Sports
Our presentation about C3 activity
«Young Journalists in action
Together with the children we created the book with poems and drawings of children of the kindergarten
We learned about fruits and vegetables by playing the greengrocer.
Roby, the gardener.
The gardener wateres the fruits and vegetables we planted.
Mrs. Illness and Mrs. Health
The little stars became little cooks and together with their parents they executed a recipe of a Mediterranean diet. Click on the link to view the e-book: https://read.bookcreator.com/KJk4OBP1A2UdDplPNdMZaBCgu1Y2/iGNSUqz2RvmS2WTDx74aJg?fbclid=IwAR3C2DCxW7mVnORQGh2Syuk2zylclJECdbqBIpWC_1xvr7xxG_7RrHEZhPQ
The children of the 23rd kindergarten give advice to the local community on adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Click on the hearts and the microphones to listen to them:
“The journey starts in the old times,
to see how children used to play games.”
The children became young journalists and asked their grandparents what they used to play and how they played it.
We recorded their answers on a padlet:
«The Museum comes to life»
The story was created with the children, as they presented the creations, the traditional toys, that they made with their parents.
The children board a fantastic train with the flag of their country and look for information about the toys played by their grandparents and parents.
Young guides in Diachronic museum
We Created puzzles with Hippocrates in Larissa and the Asclepieion.
The symbol of medicine
Closing ceremony_event with parents-23rd Kindergarten, Larissa, Greece