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4th Public Junior High School of Pyrgos Ilias Greece

Organized by:
4th Public Junior High School of Pyrgos Ilias Greece

Participating Organizations:

University of PatrasHellenic Society of Neuroscience

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Symposium
  • Workshop
  • Other: Debate

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • Patients & Caregivers

Approximate Number of People Reached:

200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

“The Senses Land” (retracing the structure and the function of the human senses) A group of 24 students comprising both boys and girls, has combined the art of poetry, dramatization, and other kinds of art such as: painting, sculpture, music, making jewellery and even the art of cooking to represent the structure and the function of the sensory organs and the human senses. Having planned our action as presented above, we invited constructive feedback from students so as to promote a spirit of collaboration. In our efforts to further strengthen our campaign, we decided to wear T-shirts with the same printed logo on them. Eventually, our school group has decided to participate with a) an exhibition booth b) a digital audio-visual presentation of a poem c) a dramatized presentation of a debate among the sensory organs. In the first part of our presentation, the students presented a 4-minute video, a digital audio-visual presentation of a poem. Our students were inspired by an unpublished poem titled: “The Senses: the sensors of the soul” by the poet Ioanna Katsikadi.The drawings as images and the recitation of the poem as sound, compounded a 4-minute video with the soundtrack “reflections of passion” by the composer Yanni, who granted us the permission to use it.In the second part of our presentation, the students preceded an original debate with the lyrics written and the music composed by the team.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Press Release & personal invitation for parents and Social media for students

Resources

Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • none

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • BAW Certificate of Participation
  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Downloads

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Participation Certificate

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

More people and especially young students got intersted on nervous system and brain. More parents appreciate school programs. DANA, Hellenic Society of Neuroscience and University of Patras gave authority to our campaign and to many people participated on local event

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

http://4gym-pyrgou.ilei.sch.gr

Contact Name:

Contact Details

Contact Phone:

302621029977

Contact Email:

fe_kani@yahoo.gr

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