Winners Education Language schools, Athens, Greece
A Helping Hand for The Smile
"Learning is a life-long journey, not just a goal
and during this journey we will only becme richer if we first become
human beings. This deep belief defines our school
culture and dictates our instruction. As a result Winners Education
are always willing to help others and feel
fulfilled because of this."
As part of our moto to “encourage, enlighten, educate”, Winners
Education sponsored this year the non-profit voluntary organisation "The
Smile of the Child". The Smile or, as we call it in Greek “Chamoyelo”,
deals with the daily problems children encounter, defending children's rights,
not only on paper but also in practice, providing services to children on a
24-hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year-basis, working for their physical, mental,
and psychological well-being.
Along with the school’s contribution, this year Winners Education’s students
were encouraged to share some of their pocket money to enable The Smile help
other children who are less fortunate than them and they happily obliged. The
sum we collected was presented to the Smile volunteer who also talked to us
about the value of generosity during our school’s 20-year anniversary event.
Earth-Hour/Drawing For the Earth
Respecting our Cradle of Life that has been the
Earth for thousands of years is our duty and our privilledge. That’s what every
student at Winners Education will tell you if yo ask them how they feel about
our planet. We traditionally observe the Earth Hour by turning off our school
and home lights for one hour. This year the Earth Hour is on March 23rd and our school decided to also hold a drawing competiotion for “Earth- My Sunny
Thought for the Future”
very important way to show our respect not only for the present but also for
the future of our Home Planet is to recycle … anything recyclable. Batteries
are high in our recycling priority list as they contain dangerous chemicals
that contaminate the ground if not properly disposed of. Our school’s battery
recycling project has proven very popular and the special container has to be
emptied every few months.
We believe in Possitive Thinking
concentrate on the positive side of things is a life skill that is best learnt
when taught at a young age. As our country, like many other nations on the
planet, is struggling to cope with the financial challenges, we need to learn
to focus on the positive side of our lives instead of concentrating on what is
Education students presented their way of looking at the bright side of life.
They created handicrafts with “G” for generosity, and gratitude and “I” for
ideas and surprised all the knowledgeable grown-ups with the maturity of their
thinking. The bottom line was: Be grateful for what you have, sharing makes you
a richer person, be creative and come p with new ideas to face challenges. What
advice can be more wise that that, especially when coming from children?
World Friends – Helping classes aroud the world
use online technology to collaborate.
is an essential ingredient of learning at Winners Education. We have created
the World Friends project to learn from our peers from around the world but
also to help them open up the windows of their classrooms to the world.
were thrilled to connect though our World Lunch Table Project with a special-ed
class in the states who had never collaborated on an international project
before. The US class was encouraged to create a video about their daily lunch
at school. The Greek class created an online presentation. A Skype appointment
was set then and the US students were amazed to connect online for the first
time and share their thoughts and… lunches with the Greek class.
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