Health is Wealth: enriching EUr Life
Health is Wealth: enriching EUr Life is the name of our approved Erasmus K229 -School Exchange Partnership from December 2020 – December 2023. Oulu International School is in this project with Wallace High School: Stirling, Scotland/UK, IES Sierra Blanca, Marbella, Spain, and ICS "G. Pascoli" di Matera, Matera, Italy.
This project deals with physical and mental well-being and how to achieve it, for example, through closer relationships with people and nature and scientifically proven simple well-being inducers like being outdoors, the arts, organic foods, and sport.
Our teachers and students will share their good well-being practices from their schools and cultures and use them back in their home countries and add them to their school's yearly well-being calendars. Through this project, we want the students and teachers who participate, to become active ambassadors of promoting well-being in a European context.
The winning logo of our project was designed by a twelve-year-old student in Italy:
Before each student exchange to partner countries, the participating students worked hard and produced presentations to show at an assembly.
OIS is proud to be involved in Culture United. Culture United is an Erasmus project funded by the EU. The project uses cultural events and heritage festivals in each of the participating countries as multidisciplinary learning experience for students in primary schools. The goal is for children to learn in an interactive and engaging way which appeals to their natural curiosity, enthusiasm and interests.
In this project, our school is working closely with culture staff from the City of Oulu. Teachers at our school will develop teaching materials related to the grade 5 history curriculum content about the history of tar in Oulu. Other schools in the region will also benefit from the teaching resources that are created. The teaching resources will be linked with a cultural heritage event in Oulu that is related to tar.
Our partners in this project are:
Stichting Beleef en Herinner and Kunst Kade from The Netherlands
Creative Spark and Gael Scoil Dun Dealgan primary school in Ireland
Edinburgh City Council and Unique Events from Scotland, the UK
Open Education Community (Belgium)
Municipality of Oulu